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The photovoltaic solar platform’s mission is to contribute to the development of the solar industry in France. And, with more than 200 employees from CEA and 100 industrial partners from SMEs to corporations, the platform is one of Europe’s largest PV R&D facilities.

The platform’s PV R&D focuses on materials, with particular attention given to developing high performance, competitively-priced silicon; PV cell technology and yield enhancement; and solar modules and optimization. Applied research takes place at experimental PV facilities and at reduced-scale and life-sized solar power plants.

  • 200 researchers and technicians

  • Heterojunction LabFab, materials platform, PV module platform, CPV platform, organic PV platform, and outdoor experimentation platform

  • 15000 m2 of facilities

  • 100M€ of investment