The general objective of MUJULIMA is to develop high performance commercially competitive materials with excellent intrinsic stabilities for the cost-effective production of double and triple junction OPVs, for improved light management and for enhanced outdoor stability to achieve high module efficiencies (> 15%) and lifetime (> 10 years).
Development of innovative materials for efficient, stable and cheap OPVs
In other words: the partners in the MUJULIMA project are aiming to develop innovative materials for efficient, stable and cheap organic photovoltaic cells that will ensure cost effective production and commercialization.
The general objective will be achieved by following the three main objectives:
1. Production of multiple junction OPVs
Design and synthesis of innovative photoactive materials as well as novel interlayer materials and their functional performance (molecular weight, polydispersity, crystallinity, morphology with fullerenes, charge carrier mobility, etc.) followed by characterization and optimization in order to produce multiple junction OPVs. Read more.
2. Better light management
Development of materials for better light management within the module by employing up- and down-converter materials (IR to VIS/NIR and UV to VIS) for enhanced spectral usage of the solar spectrum. Read more.
3. Improvement of lifetime and stability
Improvement of the lifetime and stability of the modules by identifying and remediating the degradation mechanisms at material and stack level (layer/material interfaces). Read more.