Heliatek’s HeliaSol labelled as 1 of 1000 efficient solutions by Solar Impulse Foundation
Heliatek (Dresden, Germany) has announced that its award-winning organic solar film HeliaSol has passed the stringent criteria of the Solar Impulse Foundation to be approved as one of its listed efficient solutions. The so-called “1000solutions” programme was launched by Bertrand Piccard (the first person that circumnavigated the world in the solar airplane “Solar Impulse”) to promote innovations that help protecting our environment in a profitable way. Currently more than 400 of these solutions are listed in the five categories:
- Affordable and Clean Energy
- Clean Water and Sanitation
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Responsible Consumption and Production
Heliatek received the globally recognised label in the category Affordable and Clean Energy for its unique organic solar film HeliaSol. The Solar Impulse Foundation experts clearly recognised the potential of HeliaSol to transform surfaces and buildings that were not accessible for solar before, into clean energy generators. The ready-to-use solar film is Heliatek’s first commercial product, which will be launched in September 2020. The product, based on a proprietary clean technology and production process, combines special features of being ultra-lightweight, flexible, ultra-thin and truly green in a solar module. With a carbon footprint of 5-7 g CO2e/khW in Central Europe, the product offers an impactful way to generate sustainable green electricity and decarbonize the energy sector.
The label enables public awareness for Heliatek´s innovative technology. Furthermore the grant access to the powerful network of the Solar Impulse Foundation helps to connect clean-tech entrepreneurs, governmental entities and companies around the world to protect the environment.
Guido van Tartwijk, CEO of Heliatek: “We are excited to be part of the #1000solutions programme. Our organic solar solution will drive a more sustainable future and help to master climate change, the biggest challenge of our time. With our organic photovoltaic technology, we offer a solution that enables virtually every building and surface to generate clean and decentralised electricity. We are inspired by the vision of Bertrand Piccard and are looking forward to bringing our breakthrough technology to market in the course of this year.”
Caption: HeliaSol from Heliatek (photo: Heliatek)