The organic photovoltaic experts from Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) have announced that they have received a further £1.3M of investment. Lucros Investment (Netherlands) joined existing investors IP Group, Clarium and Providence in the round. The new investment follows two years of continued improvement in OPV performance, advances in manufacturing readiness and an increased engagement with customers in the retail, FMCG and IoT sectors.
Solar films manufactured by the German company Heliatek (Dresden) have been installed on ENGIE Laborelec’s building in Linkebeek, Belgium. The HeliaFilm organic films have been incorporated into the façade and windows and will enable the testing of new solar technology systems.
The President of the Saxon parliament, Dr Matthias Rößler, received the EU Commissioner for budget and personnel, Günther H. Oettinger in Dresden. Together they visited Heliatek and got a view of the production facility. Dr Martin Pfeiffer, one of the Founders, and Dr Ralph Wichtendahl, vice Ppresident operations, shared the latest information on technical and sales developments of the company.