Serpentis 1.2.0

  • Cell characterisation
  • Module lifetime
  • SI material
  • Building-Integrated Photovoltaic
  • Cell modeling
  • SI material

SoPhia RI: Your unique entry point to many European PV research facilities


SOPHIA project is now ended (January 31st , 2015).


As final event, was organised a:

"Symposium on European PV Research Infrastructures"

which took place at INES (France) on January 22nd , 2015.

This event gathered 104 participants from 75 organisations  (industry, research and ministries), from 23 countries.

Besides the outcomes of the SOPHIA projects, strategic directions of solar research in Europe have been debated.

Click here for reporting and presentations.

Strategic vision on photovoltaic research infrastructure.

Summary of Project activities and findings.

Outcomes of SOPHIA project , in a nutshell:

  • 8 PV topics addressed
  • 11 common databases developed (capabilities, measurements and modelling)
  • 5 Round Robins (in SI material, OPV, thin films and CPV)
  • 18 workshops and 30 webinars organised (1,100 participants)
  • 30 exchanges of scientists
  • 48 test platforms from 17 European centers made available
  • 68 research proposals submitted
    • 52 free access to RI granted
    • 42 experimentations conducted

Topics covered by the applicants:

  • SoPhia RI is your gateway to the state of the art of PV technologies and applications. By combining scientific expertise with technological capabilities, Sophia RI provides you with innovative and efficient solutions to your challenges in the area of photovoltaics.