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Liten has developed deep knowledge of new high-yield PV architectures suitable for existing surfaces like warehouse and farm building rooftops and linear constructions. These applications will require new lightweight, flexible, and bifacial designs that will bring new opportunities to the solar photovoltaic energy market.
Energy-producing buildings must be energy-efficient, and get maximum yields out of their systems. They must also be designed to allow renewable energy to be integrated gradually over time. And they must do all of these things without impacting occupant comfort. Liten is innovating holistic responses to these challenges, with research addressing solar buildings, vehicle-to-home (V2H) convergence, and, finally, the building as an energy node that will gradually achieve a high degree of self-consumption while seamlessly integrating into tomorrow's neighborhoods and cities.
Land, air, water, and space transportation and mobility solutions will gradually integrate the innovations driving the energy transition and responding to emerging use cases. Solar photovoltaics is one of the key technologies for extending vehicle range.
To meet the needs of these markets, Liten has set the following R&D priorities:
Integration of PV technologies: Si, III-V, thin-layer
Specialized physical and electrical architectures
Reliability in different environments
The Organic/Hybrid Printed Photovoltaic field is growing and is reaching the production scale where development of large area processes is needed. To this aim, researchers from CEA-Liten, based at INES, France, have developed a flexible organic photovoltaic module manufactured entirely by inkjet printing processes that demonstrates power conversion efficiency above 4% for high value, custom-made, solar devices.
Transportation and Mobility
Construction and Electrical Engineering
Food Crop Industry
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.