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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 604603.

MatHero - Developing Environmentally Compatible Organic Solar Cells

Organic Solar Cell Module

Environmentally compatible production methods for organic solar cells from novel materials are in the focus of “MatHero”. The new project coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) aims at making organic photovoltaics competitive to their inorganic counterparts by enhancing the efficiency of organic solar cells, reducing their production costs and increasing their life-time. “Green” processes for materials synthesis and coating play a key role. “MatHero” is funded by the European Commission with an amount of EUR 3.5 million.

Besides KIT, the research institutions Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP), Potsdam, the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA) in France, and Acondicionamiento Tarrasense (LEITAT) in Spain participate in the project. The industry partners are Advent Technologies SA (Greece), Arkema (France) and Eight19 Ltd (UK). The project started in early 2014 and is scheduled for a duration of three years.

News

MatHero workshop participants
MatHero Workshops on Standardisation and Industrialisation of Organic Photovoltaics
Project Meeting Barcelona
Project meeting Barcelona at LEITAT 2016
MatHero Consortiums in Athens 2016
Project meeting Athens 2016
MatHero Summer School 2015
MatHero Summer School 2015
Project Meeting at Eight19
Project meeting at Eight19, July 2nd, 2014.
  • Final Project Meeting, November 25th, 2016

    The final meeting was held in Brussels with all consortium members and EC officers. Beyond fruitful discussions, a final demonstrator based on materials and processes developed in MatHero was presented.

  • MatHero Workshops on Standardisation and Industrialisation, May 26th - 27th, 2016

    The MatHero Workshops organised by LEITAT and CEA were held in Barcelona (Spain). We thank all participants for fruitful discussions and enjoyable days.

  • Project Meeting, May 24th, 2016:

    Regular Project Meeting at LEITAT in Terrassa (Barcelona) with all consortium members.

  • Project Meeting, January 27th, 2016:

    Regular Project Meeting in Athens with all consortium members.

  • MatHero Summer School on Organic Photovoltaics, August 23rd - 27th, 2015:

    The MatHero Summer School was held in Freudenstadt (Germany) in August 2015.

  • Project Meeting, June 11th - 12th, 2015:

    Regular Project Meeting in Brussels with all consortium members.

  • Project Meeting, January 27th -28th, 2015:

    Project Meeting in Potsdam at Fraunhofer IAP. Besides the technical meeting, an Exploitation Strategy Seminar is held.

  • Project Meeting, July 2nd, 2014:

    Regular project meeting held at Eight19 in Cambridge (UK) - latest experimental results of the first project period as well as next steps in research are discussed.

  • Press release, April 16th, 2014:

    MatHero press release published online read more ...
  • Project take off, January, 2014:

    MatHero started in January 2014 - The project kick-off meeting was held on January 30th at KIT in Karlsruhe, Germany.