Press release: SuPerTandem project M6 project meeting Wroclaw, 12 MARCH 2023. “SuPerTandem to bring new Photovoltaic Technology with higher efficiency”

We find ourselves in an era when the demand for affordable green energy exceeds the alternative energy supply and thus, we have to look for new alternatives to the currently wellknown sources of renewable energy.

EU leaders have allocated huge financial resources to help scientists and industries to put their hands and heads together to work on new technologies and manufacturing techniques to secure supply of green energy technology in Europe and increase implementation of green energy.

One of the successful examples of such collaboration between top European research capacities and industrial players is the SuPerTandem project financed with the sources from Horizon Europe research aid programme and SERI, the Swiss state secretariat for education, research, and innovation.

The SuPerTandem project team is working on a breakthrough perovskite photovoltaic tandem technology with the aim to offer to the solar energy market a perovskite solar panel which is affordable for only 20 EUR per square meter, made of lowcost, widely available raw materials and manufactured by low carbon footprint production process.

photo 2: The project members meet in Wrocław, at Saule HQ, 1-2.03.2023

Project coordinator Sjoerd Veenstra, TNO, explains the potential of the technology: “The novel perovskite solar modules we jointly develop are flexible, ready for integrated solutions, highly efficient, thin, lightweight, and circular a combination of qualities which cannot be found in nowadays Photovoltaic panels.

The above listed attributes increase the attractivity of the new technology throughout the whole spectrum of end users such as electric car manufacturers, farmers, or simply everyone who enjoys spending some days off grid.

The professional team formed by top notch researchers and industrial players met at Saule Technologies, in Wroclaw [PL] to share the latest results and best practise and to unite on further steps to work on efficiency, stability, circularity and scaling the technology to an industrial relevant level.

The project partners come from 15 Top European institutions active in the field of perovskite photovoltaics namely represented by: TNO Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, HZB Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Fraunhofer ISE, Saule Technologies and Saule Research Institute, TuE Eindhoven University of Technology, CEA Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, 3D Micromac, FOM Technologies, SALD Spatial Ald Innovators, Tecnalia, Amires, EMPA, Flisom and Fluxim.

photo 3: SuPerTandem consortium members. source:

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SuPerTandem Project Coordinator: Sjoerd Veenstra, TNO,
SuPerTandem Project Manager: Jaroslava Kašparová, AMIRES,

The project has received funding from the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon Europe, under Grant Agreement no. 101075605 and SERI under contract number 22.00376.

photo 4: The project members meet in Wrocław, 1-2.03.2023

photo 5: Flexible perovskite photovoltaic module developed and printed by Saule

photo 6: SuPerTandem team in the laboratories of Saule Research Institute

photo 7: In the laboratories of Saule Research Institute

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or SERI. Neither the European Union nor the SERI granting authority can be held responsible for them.