The main objective of AMPERE is the implementation of a 100 MWp fully automated pilot line based on silicon heterojunction technology (HJT).
The project will operate with the support of: technological platforms for solar cells at CEA-INES and MBR, platform for advanced module technologies at MBS along with the support of high level research institutes (CEA-INES, CSEM, EPFL, F-ISE, ENEA) as well as key EU companies covering the whole PV value chain i.e. wafer preparation, automation, metrology on the front end side and PV fields installation on the end-user energy generation companies.
Technical, Economic and Environmental sustainability of the 100 MWp production line will be demonstrated, in particular competitive solar electricity generation costs, using high efficiency and intrinsic bi-faciality of the selected technologies that will ensure higher annual energy production and hence significantly lower LCOE. 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.
AMPERE project will leverage results generated by past and ongoing EU projects. Its story comes from far away to lead the heterojunction technology from the lab to the wide market.
The main strategy of AMPERE is to capitalize on previous developments on the hetero-junction technology and bring the key selected technologies to the full-scale production level (TRL 7-8) leveraging the potential of a high level of automation to further reduce production costs.