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Markets – Organic Photovoltaics

Advent Materials drive innovation in organic photovoltaics

The OPV market is emerging rapidly, and OPV devices sales are predicted to grow exponentially over the next decade thanks to their mechanical flexibility, low production costs, and (optional) semi-transparency.

Key Benefits of OPVs:

  • Flexibility
    Adaptable to various sizes and shapes with excellent portability enabling flexible substrates such as paper or plastics could be used as a carrier.
  • Printability – Roll to roll Manufacturing
    Use Reel to reel printing methodology to coat the layer by layer, resulting in high production speeds and lower capital costs.
  • Semi-transparency
    Use as a coating or laminates on windows in the buildings that enables power generation and transmitting light.
  • Small CO2 Footprint
    A truly green sustainable energy with shorter energy payback time with no heavy metals are used, in contrast to CdTe (cadmium) or perovskite PV (lead)

 

Applications:

  • Power Charging for Consumer Electronics
    Power charging in PDAs, laptops and mobile phones, but also in wireless sensor networks, e-labels, e-packaging, e-posters, smart blisters and smart bandages.
  • Wearable Technology: easily integrated into every cloth surface as a deployable energy generator for rural and urban sectors. OPV will be the most sought-after technology for wearables as they are light-weight, thin, beautiful, flexible, and non-toxic.
  • Architecture & – Building-integrated photovoltaics The photovoltaic panel is integrated into the building fabric rather than a ‘tack-on’ addition replacing conventional building cladding materials.
  • Automotive (Electric Cars with a Solar Boost) Transparent film for car roofs for UV protection and solar power generation.
  • Smart Home and Internet of Things (Indoor Applications)
    Flexible thin films can be easily integrated into product surfaces.