Upscaling materials for molecular solar cells, phase 2B
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 1 252 500|
|Project duration||March 2016 - October 2017|
Purpose and goal
Prior to the project, Dyenamo AB had been established as a manufacturer of material-components for research on Molecular Solar Cells. Several of the customers were aiming at large-volume manufacturing of solar cells. The overall objective of this project was to create prerequisites for Dyenamo to supply material-components for such production by developing up-scaling technology and by evaluating the present and future market situation. This has successfully been realized in the project for various materials. Dyenamo has taken a big step towards commercial volume-manufacturing
Expected results and effects
In the project plan, we described a dynamic material-development within the field of Molecular Devices and thus an uncertainty regarding the future winning materials fo industrialization. Dyenamo thus needed to create inhouse expertise for cost-efficient upscalingf of various materals in order to quickly adapt to the dynamic situation. We have undoubtly realized this during the project. A large number of materials in various product-categories have been upscaled.
Planned approach and implementation
In the project plan and throughout the project, we have worked in the four sub-projects; i) Market prerequisites, ii), IPR, SDS and legislation, iii) Organic dyes and their building blocks, iv) Other materials for Molecular solar cells. The work included development and analyses of a number of material-components for Molecular solar cells, such as dyes, electrolyte components, hole-conductors and perovskite-precursors. We have realized all of these in accordance with the project plan, with the exception that the project duration was prolonged.