Heliatek to present at EcoBuild 2014
Ecobuild 2014 will take place at the ExCel in London from 4th to 6th March 2014. It presents the entire spectrum of sustainable construction products for new build and refurbishment of residential, commercial and industrial building projects.
Mr. Le Séguillon will present during the "Advance on PV technologies" Seminar on Tuesday 4th March at 4:15 pm. From thin-film cells to organic solar film for BiPV, to the new application of PV-generated power for heating and hot water - this session approaches advances in PV technologies from a case-study perspective and asks what are the benefits and efficiencies these new advancements bring.
Heliatek's solar films, brand named HeliaFilms®, are uniquely positioned to meet BiPV specific requirements because they can be opaque or transparent in a variety of colors. The films are ultra-light, ultra-thin and highly efficient under real world conditions. Thanks to three unique features they harvest the sun's energy at or above peak efficiency for longer daytime periods than traditional solar technologies: from full sun down to a tenth of full sun, such as on a cloudy day. In addition, they can operate efficiently in any orientation, even when not directly facing the sun and only receiving indirect or diffuse light. Finally, their performance remains stable up to 80°C.
Heliatek was spun-off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Ulm. The company leads the Organic Electronics Energy (OEE) field through both its development and its manufacturing of organic solar films based on small molecules. Its business model is to supply custom-designed HeliaFilms® to industries such as building and construction material, automotive, light structure and electronics. Heliatek maintains a total staff of some 75 specialists at its facilities in Dresden and Ulm, Germany. Investors in Heliatek include leading industrial and financial companies such as BASF, Bosch, RWE, Wellington Partners and eCapital. Research and development work, as well as the installation of production technology, has been funded by the Free State of Saxony, the BMBF (Federal Ministry for Education & Research), the BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology) and the European Union. Heliatek is currently operating its first roll-to-roll manufacturing line installed in Dresden, Germany, which went into production in the fourth quarter of 2012.