In December 2018, the BMBF-funded research project "Transparent Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) Glass Facade" (project name: TOP) ended as part of the funding initiative "Organic Electronics - Fundamentals of Technology and Application Scenarios." The aim of the joint project was to develop semi-transparent solar foils with a transparency of 15-30% at an efficiency of 8-10% and a suitable encapsulation. The consortium consisted of CreaPhys GmbH (Dresden), Fraunhofer FEP (Dresden), Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg), Heliatek GmbH (Dresden) and the University of Ulm.
Heliatek has successfully completed its first installation project in the Republic of Korea: Together with strategic partner SAMSUNG Engineering, 160m² HeliaSol modules were installed on the roof of a “gangway” between two large office buildings of SAMSUNG Electronics innovation campus in Suwon City near Seoul.
With effect from 1 November 2018, Guido van Tartwijk has become the new CEO of Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a leading organic photovoltaic (OPV) innovator. He succeeds Thibaud Le Séguillon, who left Heliatek in July 2018. Together with CFO Jan Kiel, who has been with Heliatek since July, he forms the new dual management team of the company.