As part of the ALABO project, a research team has been working on the foundations for the next generation of organic solar cell encapsulation technology for the past three years. This month the research project has reached its completion, and it delivers impressive results.
ENGIE, Heliatek and the Departement of Charentes Maritimes officially inaugurated the world's largest BiOPV installation on a roof. In the southwestern port of La Rochelle, France, 500m² of Heliatek's solar films were installed on the roof of the “Pierre Mendes France” middle school. With three different lengths of 2, 4 and 5.7m, nearly 400 films were applied in record time. They were installed on two different roof surfaces. The result is the largest BiOPV – building integrated organic photovoltaic - roof installation, worldwide to date, and the living proof of the ease and speed at which these solar films can be installed on a building.
Heliatek GmbH, a leader in organic photovoltaic and a manufacturer of solar films based in Dresden, Germany, announced recently that it has raised €15M from new and existing investors. Strong interest among potential investors led to an extension of the last round of financing. It will enable Heliatek to accelerate its development and speed up its worldwide market entry. The company supplies HeliaFilm to partners in the building and construction materials industry for application directly on facades and roofs of industrial and commercial buildings. These solar films generate green, delocalised, decarbonised electricity.