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Title: Supply of Large Area Solar Simulation Equipment
OCID: ocds-kuma6s-120628
Published by: Swansea University
Authority ID: AA0345
Publication Date: 21/04/2022
Deadline Date: 06/05/2022
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: To facilitate the solar parameter testing of large area perovskite modules, including the existing 30 x 30 cm glass substrate sheet module technology and future roll to roll large area strips, at the Pilot Manufacturing Research Centre (PMRC).
SPECIFIC was setup in 2011 with the invaluable goal of bridging the gap from academic research to industrial and commercial application. PMRC is a unique pilot production plant located in the Baglan Energy Park in Port Talbot, enabling the scale-up of promising laboratory technology investigated at Swansea University Bay Campus. The cleanroom laboratory at the heart of PMRC is a unique facility currently in the process of relaunching for large-scale, low cost solar panel production.
Perovskite solar cells have shown unprecedented progress in global research in recent years and are viewed as the most promising technology in the next generation of solar modules. They offer a lower cost alternative to traditional high-purity crystalline silicon currently on the market, with the added compatibility with flexible substrates.
A large area solar simulator is critical to further scale-up development as the final stage of a complete development pipeline. It will also provide a unique capability within the UK; industrial scale silicon test systems employ a flash analysis which is not compatible with the emerging perovskite technology, therefore a large area bespoke system for perovskite technology is required and would be the first of its kind in the UK.
SPECIFIC have recently developed an outdoor weathering array system for the long term monitoring of 30 x 30cm perovskite modules, however, the long term data acquisition is a time-consuming method for benchmarking performance improvements and not currently validated academically. Pairing this long term weathering data with the well-established AM1.5 Class AAA performance testing method would provide a significant opportunity for publications and potential future commercialisation.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Swansea University

Procurement Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park,

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK

James Thomas

+44 1792602779


www.swansea.ac.uk
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/home.html

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Swansea University

Procurement Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park,

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK


+44 1792602779


www.swansea.ac.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Swansea University

Procurement Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park,

Swansea

SA2 8PP

UK


+44 1792602779


www.swansea.ac.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Supply of Large Area Solar Simulation Equipment

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

To facilitate the solar parameter testing of large area perovskite modules, including the existing 30 x 30 cm glass substrate sheet module technology and future roll to roll large area strips, at the Pilot Manufacturing Research Centre (PMRC).

SPECIFIC was setup in 2011 with the invaluable goal of bridging the gap from academic research to industrial and commercial application. PMRC is a unique pilot production plant located in the Baglan Energy Park in Port Talbot, enabling the scale-up of promising laboratory technology investigated at Swansea University Bay Campus. The cleanroom laboratory at the heart of PMRC is a unique facility currently in the process of relaunching for large-scale, low cost solar panel production.

Perovskite solar cells have shown unprecedented progress in global research in recent years and are viewed as the most promising technology in the next generation of solar modules. They offer a lower cost alternative to traditional high-purity crystalline silicon currently on the market, with the added compatibility with flexible substrates.

A large area solar simulator is critical to further scale-up development as the final stage of a complete development pipeline. It will also provide a unique capability within the UK; industrial scale silicon test systems employ a flash analysis which is not compatible with the emerging perovskite technology, therefore a large area bespoke system for perovskite technology is required and would be the first of its kind in the UK.

SPECIFIC have recently developed an outdoor weathering array system for the long term monitoring of 30 x 30cm perovskite modules, however, the long term data acquisition is a time-consuming method for benchmarking performance improvements and not currently validated academically. Pairing this long term weathering data with the well-established AM1.5 Class AAA performance testing method would provide a significant opportunity for publications and potential future commercialisation.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=120628

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

09330000 Solar energy
09331000 Solar panels
1017 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018 Swansea

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

£55,000 (exc. VAT)

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

SU154(22)

4.3

Time Limits

Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
    06-05-2022  Time  12:00

Estimated award date
 13-06-2022

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN  CY 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(WA Ref:120628)

Relates to the following project/programme financed by EU Community Funds: SPECIFIC

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia bidding.

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 21-04-2022

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Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
09330000Solar energyElectricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
09331000Solar panelsSolar energy

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Delivery Locations
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1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1018Swansea

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