infinityPV opens the doors for printed solar cells through a series of workshops
One of the fastest growing technologies in the world is printed electronics with applications in consumer goods, healthcare, aerospace, electronics, etc. One such example with remarkable promises for the future of energy is printed solar cells.
“Printed solar cells allow us to dream of a technology that can solve the world’s energy problems,” says Frederik C. Krebs, CEO of infinityPV, a pioneering company in the printed solar cell industry from Denmark. “Our aim is to ensure the progress of this field, and therefore we will now invite third parties to workshops on printed solar cells.” infinityPV has brought light weight, flexible and transparent solar cells to costumers all over the world for use in various applications including DIY projects, consumer goods, art projects, and more. Now the company is opening the doors for printed solar cells through a series of workshops at their production site in Denmark.
“We offer a series of workshops that prepares you for the entire process of producing solar cells,” explains Krebs. “Many of our participants are already skilled in one or more of the professional disciplines that enter into the value chain for printed solar cells. We have broken the entire process up into modules that as much as possible separate the disciplines allowing you to tailor your learning process to the skills you already have and the ones you need to acquire.” The workshops from infinityPV will give the opportunity to not only see the machinery but to get hands-on experiences with scaled processing of printed organic solar cells from A-Z. “You will gain knowledge with every step on the way from making materials and inks through printing to testing, packaging and integration the final product.”
Combined with theoretical sessions and an e-learning course, the workshops are directed at both academia and industry. The workshops cover aspects from design of the solar cells over material synthesis, ink preparation, roll-to-roll printing, testing, packaging, analysis, and post-handling. “We feel it is important to give a full and honest view into the process of making printed solar cells,” underlines Krebs. “Most people might focus on the printing step itself, but this is only one part of the process. You need to understand the materials, ink-preparation, testing, packaging and much more. We aim to give a full overview over all these steps in the workshops.” The workshops are held throughout the year and are open for industry as well as academia. Closed workshops under NDA agreements are also possible.
Caption: infinityPV is a pioneer in printed solar cells (photo: infinityPV)