Swiss company Meyer Burger Technology has announced the establishment of new partnerships for the development of high-performance solar modules using perovskite technology. Working in consortium with CSEM, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Fraunhofer ISE, and the University of Stuttgart, Meyer Burger is researching tandem solar cells and developing next-generation solar modules that are expected to have efficiencies of more than 30%.
The aim of the cooperation is to bring these new technologies from the laboratory to mass production, with a view towards the future expansion of gigawatt capacities at Meyer Burger’s production sites. The focus is on industrializing the production process, moving from research and development to large-scale manufacturing. This is a significant step towards making solar energy more accessible and affordable for a wider range of consumers.
The work with the new consortium builds on existing collaborations for the development of heterojunction silicon solar cells. Meyer Burger has already entered into partnerships to research perovskite technology, including with Oxford PV, and has developed its own proprietary technological solutions. Perovskite technology represents a key milestone on Meyer Burger’s innovation roadmap, as it has the potential to significantly increase the efficiency and performance of solar cells and modules.
In addition to its potential for improving solar energy production, perovskite technology also has the added benefit of being more environmentally friendly than traditional solar cell materials. Perovskite is a mineral that can be synthesized from abundant, low-cost starting materials, making it a more sustainable choice for the production of solar cells.
Meyer Burger’s new partnerships and research efforts demonstrate the company’s commitment to driving innovation and advancing the adoption of renewable energy sources. By working with leading research institutions and utilizing cutting-edge technologies, Meyer Burger is positioning itself at the forefront of the solar energy industry and paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.