Highly efficient non-standard solar modules manufactured through an automated, reconfigurable mass production processes delivering 30% reduction in costs

01.01.2017 - 31.03.2019

STILORMADE will validate an innovative technology platform (developed by S'Tile) for the design and manufacture of customized (non-standard) photovoltaic modules achieving >18% module efficiency with tailored mode of operation (current and voltage), >99% production reproducibility, operational thermal (environmental) stability, and mechanical flexibility; at a production cost of <€0.7/Watt. Such advancements represent a >50% power (efficiency) improvement compared to existing custom modules at >30% lower costs. The design freedoms enabled by the STILORMADE platform empower product designers to fully integrate customized PV systems into their product architectures with beautiful / stylised aesthetic appeal and without compromising performance or cost. Flexible automated production processes enable the platform to rapidly reconfigure to the needs of niche markets enabling rapid growth through mass customisation. Cell and module design and simulation software developed by TU-Wien will be upgraded to enable faster design and optimisation of custom modules meeting unique client requirements. The customised modules will be integrated into two product applications (Building Integrated Photovoltaics and Solar Street Lighting) representing two of the largest markets for non-standard solar cells and validated at market replication sites in Spain, Israel and France. Market replication results will be demonstrated to over 300 potential users (public authorities, architects, construction companies, etc¿) and stakeholders to accelerate market take-up and exploitation.

This will enable the consortium to capture ~1.5% of the €7 billion global customised modules market five years after commercialisation, translating to consortium revenues of over €200m and a >66 fold return on investment.





  • Europäische Kommission (EU) H2020 II.3 Innovation in KMU Säule Führende Rolle der Industrie Rahmenprogramm Horizont 2020 Europäische Kommission Ausschreibungskennung H2020-FTIPilot-2016-1 Antragsnummer 6887759


  • Energy and Environment


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