Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Vivo, Paola
Organisation TTY
Project title Hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures for solar cell applications
Decision No. 268672
Decision date 08.05.2013
Funding period 01.09.2013 - 16.07.2017
Funding 259 710
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Project description
Hybrid organic-inorganic photovoltaics (HOPVs) are a new attractive generation of solar cells, which is cost-effective, flexible, and lightweight. Many efforts are devoted worldwide to improve their efficiency and durability, which are still the key challenges for being a realistic alternative to silicon photovoltaics. This project has outlined novel designs of efficient and stable HOPVs through the investigation of the relationship between molecular structures, photophysics, and photoelectrical properties of new functional dyes and more complex hybrid nanoarchitectures. Moreover, the project established a new research line at TUT, based on the most promising HOPVs technology, i.e. perovskite solar cells, which started to boom right after this project was launched. Great progress in their development (efficiency as high as 15 %) has been achieved by collaborating with key national and international partners. This research paved the way for 3 new projects worth nearly 1M€ (2018-2021).