Title: Photovoltaic systems: from materials extraction to energy production (SILICIUM Consortium)
Coordinator: António Gomes Martins
Dates start/end: January 2008 / June 2009
Entity: FEDER – Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional, Programa ICentro – Medida 7.3 – Programa Regional de Acções Inovadoras do Centro de Portugal 2006/2007
Synopsis: The main objective of this project was the development of a area of activity associated with photovoltaic systems, from the extraction and processing of semiconductor materials, including the production of photovoltaic cells (PV) with innovative technologies, the subsequent production of PV panels and finally the development, project and implementation of innovative PV systems in the Centre Region. The impact for this region has been evaluated according a life-cycle perspective, encompassing all the project phases with the aim to maximize the benefits in social, economic, energetic and environmental terms.