News (solar energy)


Epishine (Linköping, Sweden), a key player in the development and production of printed organic solar cells and current global leader on indoor OPV is partnering with ASCA – an ARMOR Group company and the organic photovoltaics (OPV) global leader, to strengthen and further develop the world-wide OPV market. ASCA recently acquired the most relevant intellectual property (IP) portfolio on printed OPV and the companies have signed a licensing agreement to share it beginning of April. The contract will enable the Swedish-based manufacturer Epishine to further improve its organic indoor light energy harvesting solar modules.


The Dutch technology incubator SALD BV has started the international delivery of equipment for "Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition" (SALD) for perovskite solar cells. Perovskite minerals are considered a new star in the solar cell sky because they are cheap, easy to process and efficient, but stability often leaves much to be desired. An atom-thin coating, as can be achieved with SALD technology, should make the cells significantly more robust. The global market for perovskite solar cells is forecast to be worth over two billion dollars by 2027.


ASCA, an organic photovoltaics (OPV) global leader and part of the French ARMOR Group, has purchased the most relevant device- and module-related intellectual property (IP) portfolio regarding printed OPV. At the end of 2021, ASCA took patents on OPV production and technology from the Darmstadt, Germany-based leading science and technology company Merck. With this purchase, the company has become the largest portfolio owner with regard to printed OPV worldwide through tripling its number of patents.

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