The goal of SUPER PV is to reduce the LCOE of PV systems for both utility (solar plant) and urban (roof top) applications, anticipating growing PV use in different regions and circumstances and wanting to stimulate European PV business for EU and global markets. To achieve the goal of LCOE cost reduction, the PV technologies used as carrier to demonstrate these are c-Si bifacial and thin film CIGS modules. Bifacial panel technology is one of the futures of solar panels. Flexible and light-weight thin film modules accelerate roof top applications where standard modules are too heavy and too costly.
The Becquerel Institute, thanks to its techno-economic expertise and long experience of the PV industry and market, will contribute to estimate the impact of SUPER PV’s outcomes. It will quantify the influence of the systemic innovations developed within the project on the LCOE and competitiveness of utility scale as well as rooftop PV systems. Taking into account the variations of multiple parameters, should it be the yield, CAPEX, OPEX and/or module’s efficiency, the potential impact for an hypothetical end-user will be evaluated, allowing to understand the cost-effectiveness of the improvements proposed by SUPER PV.
In recent years, Becquerel Institute was also a contributor to the CHEETAH and PV Financing projects.