Energy for a green society: from sustainable harvesting to smart distribution, equipments, materials, design solutions and their applications

The project aims to design and develop a set of innovative solar cells, electronic and electromechanical components for high performance photovoltaic systems.

The growth of interest and proliferation of applications in sustainable energy have highlighted the need for further research into the development of photovoltaic cells and into the techniques employed for harvesting, storing and distributing the electricity produced. The ENIAC JU project ERG combines the expertise of leading specialists in this field with the aim of establishing European companies as world leaders. The project will improve the efficiency of solar cells, optimise the energy generated by photovoltaic systems, reduce power-converter losses and enhance energy-management strategies.

Project Budget: 25'711'684 €

LEITAT Budget: 260'860 €

Financial Framework: JTI-ENIAC

Contract number: 270722-2

Start Date: 01/06/2011

End Date: 31/12/2014

Contact Manager: M. Domper

A Public-Private Partnership in Nanoelectronics Strengthening Competitiveness and Sustainability


The project aims to design and develop a set of innovative solar cells, electronic and electromechanical components for high  performance photovoltaic systems

LEITAT’s role in the project: Due to LEITAT expertise, our role will be basically into two areas:  In the field of Innovative solar cell and energy harvesting(participating in the design and development of photovoltaic systems) and in the area of Smart energy distribution, utilization and management.

Number of Contract: ENIAC/270722-2

Coordinator: STMicroelectronics (Italy)

Email LEITAT manager in charge: Marta Domper

Web: ERG project

Starts: June 2011

Duration: 3 years


Applied   Materials ItaliaItaly
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario   per la NanoelecttronicaItaly
Politecnico   di TorinoItaly
Università   di BolognaItaly
Università   della CalabriaItaly
Università   di CataniaItaly
CNR   IMMItaly
Sincrotone   ELETTRAItaly
Infineon   AustriaAustria
On   SemiconductorBelgium
Brno   University of TechnologyCzech   Republic
Solartec   s.r.oCzech   Republic
SolarTec   International AGGermany
Telefunken   semiconductorGermany
Fraunhofer   IISGermany
RWTH   Aachen UniversityGermany
Infineon   AGGermany
TU   ChemnitzGermany
Universidad   de CantabriaSpain
Universitat   Politècnica de CatalunyaSpain
Tyndall   UCCIreland
NXP   SemiconductorsThe   Netherlands
Philips   HealthcareThe   Netherlands
Philips   Applied Technologies DS&TThe   Netherlands
ProdiveThe   Netherlands
Boschman   TechnologiesThe   Netherlands
Technische   Universiteit EindhovenThe   Netherlands
University   of SheffieldUK