Awarded for innovative manufacturing method for stable perovskite solar cells
The material perovskite has attracted attention for its ability to produce lightweight, flexible and cheaper solar cells. Prof. Gerrit Boschloo, at the Physical Chemistry research programme, has received the "Attractive Innovation Project" award from Uppsala University Innovation (UU Innovation) for his method of manufacturing a solar cell module in which perovskite solar cells are connected in an efficient way. The manufacturing method has been patented and transferred to a company for further development and commercialization.
The "Attractive Inovation Project" award is given to innovative projects and start-up companies started by researchers at Uppsala University, who received support from UU Innovation at an early stage and then received external grants that further strengthened the development opportunities.