The DISC project partners not only work as a team on the inside, but we also look outside of the consortium to share our ideas and gather knowledge. We collaborate with other projects and platforms pursuing similar goals. Here is a list of our partners.
The NextBase project is a sister project to DISC. Also funded by the European Union, the NextBase project deals with the development of innovative high performance c-Si solar cells and modules based on the interdigitated back-contacted silicon heterojunction (IBC-SHJ) solar cell concept targeting cells with efficiency above 26.0% and corresponding solar modules with efficiency above 22.0%. At the same time, the NextBase project pursues the development of a new industrial manufacturing tool and low-cost processes enabling a competitive IBC-SHJ solar module cost of < 0.35 €/Wp.
The Ampere project is a sister project to DISC. The project funded by the European Union will demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental sustainability of the 100 MWp production line, in particular by competitive solar electricity generation costs, using high efficiency and/or intrinsic bi-faciality of the selected technologies. The latter feature will ensure higher annual energy production and hence significantly lower LCOE than conventional technologies. These expected outcomes will be assessed and evaluated as a solid milestone for the viability of a 250 MWp production scale factory in 2020, paving the way to the first GWp factory in 2022.