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Solarwin

Receiving a grant by the EU Fast Track to Innovation program (FTI), SolarWin is a project aiming to scale-up and validate next-generation transparent Photovoltaic (PV) windows for commercial use and mass-production. Our R&D team, together with partners Sunplugged, Acciona, and IREC, is working on achieving this goal by 2021.

Vision

To revolutionize the Building Integrated PV (BIPV) and architecture sectors, by providing sustainable window solutions with value-added characteristics.

Product details

The concept is based on and designed as a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC). It incorporates an innovative luminescent coating that absorbs surplus light in the visible region and re-emits it in the near-infrared (NIR) region. The re-emitted light travels through the window towards the CIGS customized PV modules, which collect re-emitted light and generate green energy. A key element in this window concept is the use of a luminescent layer absorbing in the visible region and emitting in the NIR region.

Subsidy

From October 1st, 2019 to September 30th, 2021, the SolarWin project will receive a 3-million euros contribution for research activities. The coordination is done by IREC. Project: H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020-870004

Events

Coming soon.

Project Partners

Fast Track to Innovation

This program supports actions undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake, including activities such as piloting, systems validation in real-world working conditions, validation of business models, and standard-setting. This project has received funding from the European H2020 Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 870004. Sole responsibility lies with the authors and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.