The ubiquitous integration of photovoltaics (PV), key for EU’s twin transition, requires novel concepts and technologies that maximize performance and minimize visual intrusiveness in integrated PV applications.
In this context, HIDDEN-PV is a newly funded project that stands for “New wide bandgap photovoltaic devices based on sustainable materials and eco-efficient processes for ubiquitous integrated PV applications” which aims to develop a new generation of earth-abundant low toxicity wide bandgap PV devices based on Sb(S,Se)I for high performance in non-standard illumination and on (Zn,Mg)(O,S,Se) for truly transparent PV.
In a groundbreaking development, HIDDEN-PV technology is set to revolutionize the integration of photovoltaic (PV) elements across a multitude of applications. This innovative approach opens doors to widespread PV adoption in diverse scenarios, including the Internet of Things (IoT), integrated PV systems in buildings, vehicles, and urban environments, agrivoltaics, as well as tandem and bifacial PV configurations.
The project has a total budget of ~660k€ and will run for 3 years. The consortium is formed by 3 European partners including IREC (leader), Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) and University of Luxemburg.
Project HIDDEN-PV (PCI2023-143430) was selected in the Joint Transnational Call 2022 of M-ERA.NET 3, which is an EU-funded network of about 49 funding organisations (Horizon 2020 grant agreement No 958174). HIDDEN-PV is funded by the MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 and co-financed by the European Union.