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:
The special issue on "Thin-Film Photovoltaics 2014" (TFPV 2014) aims to be a worthy prosecution of the TFPV series, published in the years 2010, 2012 and 2013. Following the structure of the previous special issues, TFPV 2014 is seeking contributions from scientists, specialists in field.
The purpose of TFPV 2014 will be to bring additional knowledge and update, addressing the immense challenges remaining in understanding and overcoming the key scientific issues in the conversion of solar energy into electricity, a fundamental step to fulfill the potential for applications. Technological aspects in the development of large area devices, urgently needed in response to the economic crisis of recent years, will also be covered in the special issue.
Topics of interest for TFPV 2014, but not limited to, are:
We fabricated the first perovskite-based monolithic series-type module showing very promising results in terms of the power conversion efficiency, the reproducibility of the fabrication process and long-term stability.
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).