At the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards ceremony on November 24th, 2015 in London, Heliatek GmbH (Dresden/Ulm, Germany) received the Renewable Energy Design Award 2015.
The start-up develops and produces “HeliaFilm,” an organic solar film. The prize recognizes the international successes of Heliatek as a clean energy producing film supplier, the company reports in a press release.
“We are delighted to receive this Elektra award. It supports our vision of a decentralized and decarbonized energy supply. It also encourages us to continue to enhance our HeliaFilm technology as a clean and green source of energy,” commented Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek GmbH.
Record efficiency of 12% for organic photovoltaics
Heliatek’s technology has achieved a record of 12% efficiency for organic photovoltaics and is now being commercialized for large area applications. The judges applaud Heliatek for partnering with industrial glass and building materials companies to speed the adoption of its technology in sustainable, net-zero energy buildings, which included glass installations in the Belgium pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
Pilot installations in Japan, Germany, Italy, China, the U.S. and Singapore
The flexible, organic solar film is currently deployed in pilot installations in Japan, Germany, Italy, China, the U.S. and Singapore. Together with its strategic partners, Heliatek is working on the integration of HeliaFilm into different building materials such as glass, concrete, steel, aluminum and membranes. These products target Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) such as building façades, as well as the automotive industry.