CHEETAH’s objectives for the first 4 years of the program are threefold:
- Developing new concepts and technologies for wafer-based crystalline silicon PV (modules with ultrathin cells), thin-film PV (advanced light management) and organic PV (very low-cost barriers), resulting in (strongly) reduced cost of environmentally benign/abundant/non-toxic materials and increased module performance.
- Fostering long-term European cooperation in the PV R&D sector, by sharing knowledge, organizing workshops, exchange and training researchers inside and outside Europe, efficient use of infrastructures, promoting best practices and standards
- Accelerating the implementation of innovative technologies in the PV industry, by a strong involvement of SolarPower Europe and EIT-KIC InnoEnergy in this program
Focus of the CHEETAH program during the first 4 years