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Imec and PVcase have launched a partnership to develop a commercial software solution that allows to easily design and accurately predict the energy yield of state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) power plants (pixabay.com)

Imec and PVcase co-develop next-generation yield-simulation software for solar parks

At the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Marseille (France), Imec (Leuven, Belgium), a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and EnergyVille, together with PVcase, a Lithuanian software company disrupting the way solar parks are engineered globally, presented their partnership to develop a commercial software solution that allows to easily design and accurately predict the energy yield of state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) power plants. First blind tests of the prototype software already show best-in-class results for bifacial PV plants and the go to market is targeted for the first half of 2020.

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Symbolic commissioning of Heliatek’s production line (photo: Heliatek)

Inauguration ceremony of Heliatek’s organic solar film series production

Michael Kretschmer, prime minister of Germany’s Free State Saxony, and Dirk Hilbert, Mayor of Dresden, officially inaugurated Heliatek’s state-of-the-art mass-production facility for its revolutionary organic solar films, in the presence of representatives from Heliatek’s shareholders, supplier-partners, economy and the press corps. The guests were given a comprehensive tour through the new production line, which ended with a symbolic commissioning of the plant that is now starting its ramp-up procedures.

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Organic solar film (photo: Silicon Saxony/Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP and Heliatek: Conclusion of BMBF research project on transparent organic photovoltaic glass façades (TOP)

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.

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