Description of the organisation
For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society.
Role in the Project
The central research objective is to develop very low-cost encapsulation for organic solar cells. Hence Department of Energy Conversion and Storage has extended expertise in materials and polymer science and technology; in characterization of performance and degradation; and in processing of solar cells. DTU currently participates in a number of national projects and two European projects concerning polymer solar cells. In the program, DTU participates in all IA and JRA related to organic photovoltaics (OPV) and leads this task in WP10.
DTU has published more than 200 papers in peer reviewed journals on the topic of polymer solar cells. DTU is the sub-programme coordinator for OPV in EERA PV Joint Programme. DTU is world leading on printed and coated polymer solar cells.
Key people involved
Dr. Suren Gevorgyan - Senior Scientist, manager of “Characterization Laboratory for Organic Photovoltaics”. At DTU since 2007. Experience and background: Characterization of organic photovoltaic technologies, lifetime testing, ageing mechanisms. Previous participation in EU projects: SOPHIA, EERA.