Crete experimental PV electricity project secures EU funds
Australian firm Greatcell Solar Ltd has received a EUR-500,000 Horizon 2020 grant for an experimental solar project in Crete, involving the use of perovskite cells.
A perovskite solar cell uses a calcium titanium oxide mineral compound (perovskite) which is cheap to produce and simple to manufacture.
The company’s unit in Rome, Greatcell Solar Italy, secured the funds for the project. As part of it, Greatcell will install a 10-sq-m Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) array in Crete to investigate advanced technology in solar photovoltaic (PV) applications.
Greatcell pointed out that the project “aligns very closely” with its technology development plan, which aims at making available PV technology that generates power at a low unit cost.
renewablesnow.com, Carl Milner