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Towards large scale integration of solar technologies in building facades, windows, IoT devices or indoor applications



PARIS –June 28th 2019

TOYOBO and CEA-Liten are launching a long-term collaboration on OPV technology.

Published on 1 July 2019

OPV (Organic Photovoltaic) technology is enabling to produce, using roll-to-roll printing processes, low-cost, lightweight, semitransparent and flexible solar cells, paving the road towards large scale integration of solar technologies in building facades, windows, IoT devices or indoor applications.

Innovations in Organic Photovoltaic technologies at the material level are still needed to further improve PV modules efficiency, lower their cost and ease their integration in various applications, enabling the large scale integration of PV. In order to achieve targets set by Paris Agreement and prevent global warming, diverse PV technologies will be needed to fit each applications, and pushing forward technological innovations, but also transferring them to industry, are key matters to realize this.

The association between CEA, a major European technological research public organization with proven expertise and technologies on OPV (Organic Photovoltaic), and TOYOBO, a Japanese manufacturer of high-function products such as films, automotive products, environment related products, bioproducts and pharmaceuticals, will enable to develop innovative OPV cells and modules integrating TOYOBO materials.

Through this collaboration, both parties are aiming to develop OPV modules showing better cost-performance ratio compared to other PV technologies for indoor applications. Once optimized with TOYOBO material, this technology could be mass-produced by a tiers module manufacturer for Asia or European market.




              Flexible OPV module © P.Avavian/CEA



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