OE-A starts new working group focused on energy harvesting
OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a Working Group within the German VDMA, has gathered leading companies and institutes in the area of organic electronics that are focused on energy generation to found a new working group on Organic Electronics Energy (OEE).
“We are seeing an imminent market entry of organic photovoltaics“, says Dr. Stephan Kirchmeyer, chairman of the OE-A and head of the business unit Functional Coatings at Heraeus Precious Metals GmbH & Co. KG. “This is why we are expanding and extending our activities in the area of energy generation with this new working group.” And Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek GmbH and spokesperson of the working group adds: “The working group OEE will focus on issues in organic photovoltaics and will function as a contact point for the public as well as for policymakers.”
He further states that the group’s mission is to promote the exchange of information, to bundle the interests of all companies and institutes involved, and to participate in standard-setting for this new technology.
The funding members of the OEE include: Amor Group (France), Belectric OPV (Germany), DisaSolar (France), Eight19 (Great Britain), Heliatek (Germany), Mekoprint (Denmark), VTT (Finland), Holst Centre (The Netherlands), CSEM (Switzerland) and CEA (France). The OE-A plans to further expand the group along the entire value chain of OPV over the next several months.