Heliatek supplies its film for Asia’s largest BIOPV installation in Singapore
The organic electronics energy provider Heliatek’s organic solar films HeliaFilm are part of a pilot project in Singapore focusing on future sustainable urban development. The German company partners with vTrium Energy, a Singapore-based supplier of clean technology sustainable solutions, in the implementation of the world’s most powerful and Asia’s largest BIOPV (building integrated organic photovoltaic) project.
HeliaFilm will be installed on 226m2 with a peak power of more than 12kWp. Three different parts of buildings in Singapore’s Cleantech Park will be covered with solar films. The material will be implemented with various building materials: within and on glass, on steel and on curved polycarbonate. Several versions of HeliaFilm are reported to be used – full power opaque, as well transparent with two different transparency levels (15% and 30%) and different colours.
“The combination of several HeliaFilm versions and the application in different orientations on various materials makes this project very exciting for us,” states Thibaud le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek. “In a relatively short period of time, we are going to get a comprehensive dataset about our solar films’ performances in tropical climates.” Conventional silicon becomes less efficient as the temperature rises, while HeliaFilm performances are said to be not affected by increased temperatures.
The implementation will start in May 2015 and the project will run for at least 18 months. The independent monitoring of this pilot will be performed by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS).