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Every year as summer in Rome grows brighter and warmer, colourful awnings spring up at every door to shield shops and homes from the sun.
"Imagine if every piece of fabric in those streets could capture sunlight to produce electricity" says Aldo Di Carlo ...
The Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE) of the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", was created on December 2006 from a collaboration between the Lazio Region of Italy and the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" sharing the considerable intention to realize a Centre of Excellence for the research and development of a new generation solar cells based on organic and organic-inorganic hybrid technologies.
This is part of a larger strategy within the Lazio Region of Italy in which other centers (on Sustainable Mobility and on Hydrogen) have been funded to promote research and development in applied research and technology with industrial potential in the green energy sector.
CHOSE involves several research groups of the Tor Vergata University from Electrical/Industrial Engineering to Chemistry and Physics and has collaboration agreements with several other Universities and research centers in Italy, in Europe and in the rest of the world.
The main objectives of the center are:
Fully sprayed polymer solar cell modules open the way to bring Photovoltaics nominally everywhere, thanks to spray coating conformability to virtually any kind of substrate.
We have demonstrated the feasibility of the fabrication of a photovoltaic greenhouse roof by using techniques based on solution processing (spray coating and screen printing).