The stability of energy devices is a critical (but often disregarded) issue, since great focus is often devoted to the efficiency records (even if these values rapidly decrease upon time). However, today's research in the energy field must be connected to concepts such as long-term stability, safety and environmental impact. In this seminar, light-induced photopolymerization/curing processes and water-based approaches will be shown for the design and straightforward preparation of polymeric components for different energy devices (both storage and conversion). Photopolymerization represents a very attractive technique to this purpose, since it does not require solvents, catalysts, thermal treatments and purification steps. The seminar will consider the following concepts in the renewable energy field: - The design of stable cell components for lithium and post-Li batteries; - The transition towards aqueous photovoltaics. - The use of photopolymers in frontier applications of energy devices, i.e. in floating units and in integrated systems. - Solar fuels from emerging conversion technologies. The importance of considering stability and industrial scalability as main target in the research work will be stressed, along with a real consideration of efficiency results presented in the literature.

Photovoltaics and energy storage challenges from 2020 / Bella, F.. - ELETTRONICO. - (2020). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 5th USERN Congress and Prize Awarding Festival tenutosi a Virtual meeting nel November 7-10, 2020.

Photovoltaics and energy storage challenges from 2020

F. Bella
2020

Abstract

The stability of energy devices is a critical (but often disregarded) issue, since great focus is often devoted to the efficiency records (even if these values rapidly decrease upon time). However, today's research in the energy field must be connected to concepts such as long-term stability, safety and environmental impact. In this seminar, light-induced photopolymerization/curing processes and water-based approaches will be shown for the design and straightforward preparation of polymeric components for different energy devices (both storage and conversion). Photopolymerization represents a very attractive technique to this purpose, since it does not require solvents, catalysts, thermal treatments and purification steps. The seminar will consider the following concepts in the renewable energy field: - The design of stable cell components for lithium and post-Li batteries; - The transition towards aqueous photovoltaics. - The use of photopolymers in frontier applications of energy devices, i.e. in floating units and in integrated systems. - Solar fuels from emerging conversion technologies. The importance of considering stability and industrial scalability as main target in the research work will be stressed, along with a real consideration of efficiency results presented in the literature.
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