- The consortium has developed processes that use spray coating, reverse gravure and slot-dye coating as well as screen printing.
- The consortium has developed processes that can be used with a range of solvents, most of which are in common industrial use. In particular, the consortium has developed in-house inks that do not require chlorinated solvents.
- Current module power output from printed devices is 10-50W per square metre. On smaller, lab-scale devices, power outputs equivalent to over 80W per square metre have been achieved.
- Lifetime testing of modules is ongoing, with current studies showing stable outdoor performance beyond six months. The consortium anticipates lifetimes of several years will be achievable in the near future.
- The consortium is currently only purchasing materials on a research scale. When bought on a larger scale it is anticipated that component costs will be significantly lower and that pricing around A$1/W will be achievable.
Further information on the VICOSC consortium
University of Melbourne
Dr David Jones | firstname.lastname@example.org|+61 3 8344 2371
Professor Andrew Holmes | email@example.com + 61 3 8344 2344
Dr Scott Watkins | firstname.lastname@example.org | +61 3 9545 2618 | 0401 764 124
Dr Gerry Wilson | email@example.com | +61 3 9545 2205 | @FlexElectronixx
Professor Yi-Beng Cheng | firstname.lastname@example.org | +61 3 9905 4930