For decades scientists have been pursuing an exceedingly ambitious goal: They hope to provide clean energy for the entire world. Solutions including fusion, wind, solar, and more are all in the works, each with their own sets of promises and costs. Frederik C. Krebs, CEO of infinityPV (Jyllinge, Denmark) sees one clear path to a renewable energy future: “Printed solar cells hold the promises of solving our energy needs - we have the technology, all needed materials are abundant, and we spend extremely limited energy producing them.”
As part of the ALABO project, a research team has been working on the foundations for the next generation of organic solar cell encapsulation technology for the past three years. This month the research project has reached its completion, and it delivers impressive results.
Norwegian tent cloth company Tarpon Solar, together with Midsummer, a leading Swedish developer of flexible solar solutions, has developed flexible tarpaulins and canvases with integrated solar cells. These flexible fabrics enable e.g. industrial halls, temporary structures and tents to produce renewable energy.