Rebuilding made-in-Europe Photovoltaic production

Digitalised pilot lines for silicon heterojunction tunnel interdigitated back contact solar cells and modules

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Introduction of the project

PILATUS is a 3-year project aiming to demonstrate three digitalised pilot lines for the production in Europe of silicon wafers, solar cells, and solar modules.

PILATUS will leverage on the patented and already proven back-contacted silicon heterojunction “tunnel-IBC” technology to ensure achieving its ambitious targets as well as the expertise of the partners on analysing and characterising the PV cells and modules in- and out-doors.

PILATUS in figures

57% progress

PILATUS started on the first of November 2022 and will run for 36 months


funding from the European Commission under the Horizon Europe programme

19 partners

from 8 different countries

PILATUS Partners


Meyer Burger (Germany) GmbH

Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

FZU (Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Eurac Research

Exateq GmbH

TNO (Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek )

Norsun AS

Université de Liège



Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology

Pasan SA

Wacker Chemie AG

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Cambridge Photon Technology Limited

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