SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (New York City, New York), developer of transparent liquid coatings and processes for generating electricity on glass and plastics recently announced that it has more than doubled its prior certified performance, also achieving the highest independently-certified power conversion efficiency of previous organic photovoltaic devices fabricated at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado through a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA).
ARMOR solar power films GmbH (Kitzingen, Germany), an industrial leader in manufacturing organic photovoltaics (OPV), and Nano-C, Inc., a leading producer of patented nanostructured carbon materials, including fullerenes, fullerene derivatives, and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT), have expanded the colour options for all types of product offerings including BIPV, achieving a true grey colour sought after by architects and design professionals. ARMOR solar power films plans to utilise the Nano-C fullerene derivative to expand its product portfolio to include ASCA organic photovoltaic film in true grey.
In late 2019, Heliatek was announced as one of three winners of the “Japan Energy Challenge 2019”, a competition hosted by Japanese SMAP Energy who drives to identify key technologies for the energy transition of Japan. Now, one year later, Heliatek has realised its first project in Japan in cooperation with Looop Inc. and Ritsumeikan University. The installation was realised on a bus stop of the Biwako-Kusatsu Campus of the University in the Shiga Prefecture (near Kyoto). HeliaSol (prototype) solar films were glued on flat and round shaped metal substructures, which were then mounted on the rooftop of the bus stop.