30 Aug '16, 8am

Organic solar cells face large scale tropical test: Heliatek has installed the second phased of organic photo...

Organic solar cells face large scale tropical test: Heliatek has installed the second phased of organic photo...

The opaque organic solar film was installed on the west façade of a building called Cleantech I on steel panels with 56 2m-long films and 45 films of 3.25m-long laminated into 15 glass sheets. Prior to this, 87 soar films were mounted on glass on the Cleantech II building, and a third phase of the project will add transparent films – the technology, branded HeliaFilm, can be made in opaque or tinted transparent form. Part of the trial is to test the films under tropical weather conditions. HeliaFilm has now been installed on approximately 200m² in Cleantech Park I and II with a peak power of over 10kW. The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) is monitoring is performance – one of the claims made for the technology is that its performance is stable at high temperatures and non-optimal orientations. The project will continue until mid-2017. “We are progressin...

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