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this year organic photovoltaic device producer Heliatek GmbH announced a record 12.0%
efficiency in the company’s organic solar cells.The cell performance was verified by an
accredited test facility run by SGS in Germany.Organic photovoltaic cells have significant differences from
conventional crystalline or thin-film cells.The company claims using two different absorber materials makes their cells
operate better under low-light and high-temperatures conditions. Heliatek is targeting a 15% efficiency rate in the next year.
which we described in the previous post as using printed polymers to make
organic PV cells, Heliatek uses vacuum deposited oligomers in a roll-to-roll
process to make its organic solar films.It is proven production technology that offers significant cost savings
over conventional non-organic cell manufacturing processes.Heliatek claims it can produce multi-layer,
triple junction cells that absorb a wider spectrum of light.
has gained quite a bit of attention for its development accomplishments.That seems to have helped win a series of
private investments.What is missing
from the picture are customers and orders.As a private company Heliatek can play things close to the vest, announcing
only select news.
is likely that both Heliatek and Eight19 will need a few demonstration
installations to prove their products have advantages over conventional
non-organic solar cells.Market
penetration will be hard fought given the solar cell price freefall in recent
months.The next hurdle will be proving
the profitability at volume production.Even a whiff of success will likely turn both these companies into
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