Dresden, Germany
Dresden, Germany

The company Heliatek was spun off in July 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Ulm. The company’s founding brought together internationally renowned expertise in the fields of organic optoelectronics and organic oligomer synthesis. Among related fields of operation, the company wants to be instrumental in establishing environmentally friendly solar energy as a widespread, commonplace technology.In 2011 the company was recognized, by an audience other than professionals in the field, for winning the German Future Prize. Wikipedia.


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Agc Glass Europe, Heliatek, Asahi Glass Co. and AGC Glass Company North America | Date: 2017-07-26

An organic photovoltaic assembly 1 comprising a first glass layer 2, a film comprising an organic photovoltaic component 4, at least one interlayer 3 or 5 or 7 with a water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) expressed in g/m^(2)day less than 40 and having a processing temperature lower or equal to 120C and a substrate 6.


Patent
Agc Glass Europe, Heliatek, Asahi Glass Co. and AGC Glass Company North America | Date: 2017-07-26

An organic photovoltaic assembly 1 comprising a first glass layer 2, a layer comprising an organic photovoltaic component 4, at least one interlayer of copolymer Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) 3 or 5 or 7 and a substrate 6.


The invention relates to a protective layer and to a method for applying the protective layer (4) during a continuous reel-to-reel method for producing a semi-finished product and a semi-finished product of an organic electronic component, comprising a layer stack (3) on a substrate film (2). The protective layer protects the layer stack prior to and during the final production from environmental influences and from the damages related to handling. The aim of the invention is to produce a protective layer and to provide a method for the production thereof, said method being simple, flexible and economical, and at the same time, the method and the protective layer themselves having as few disadvantageous effects as possible on the functional layers which are to be protected. Said aim is achieved in that a protective layer material which is at least temporarily fluid, and which can be cross-linked or hardened in the application phase, and which is compatible with the layer stack in the fluid and solid phase and also with the conditions during the reel-to-reel method, is applied in such a manner that a functional protective layer is produced.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-ITN-ETN | Phase: MSCA-ITN-2016 | Award Amount: 3.83M | Year: 2016

Organic solar cells (OSCs) have the potential to become an environmental friendly, inexpensive, large area and flexible photovoltaics technology. Their main advantages are low process temperatures, the potential for very low cost due to abundant materials and scalable processing, and the possibility of producing flexible devices on plastic substrates. To improve their commercialization capacity, to compete with established power generation and to complement other renewable energy technologies, the performance of state-of-the-art OSCs needs to be further improved. Our goals within SEPOMO Spins in Efficient Photovoltaic devices based on Organic Molecules are to bring the performance of OSCs forward by taking advantage of the so far unexplored degree of freedom of photogenerated species in organic materials, their spin. This challenging idea provides a unified platform for the excellent research to promote the world-wide position of Europe in the field of organic photovoltaics and electronics, and to train strongly motivated early stage researchers (ESRs) for a career in science and technology oriented industry that is rapidly growing. Our scientific objectives are to develop several novel routes to enhance the efficiency of OSC by understanding and exploiting the electronic spin interactions. This will allow us to address crucial bottlenecks in state-of-the-art OSCs: we will increase the quantum efficiency by reducing the dominant recombination losses and by enhancing the light harvesting and exciton generation, e.g. by means of internal upconversion of excited states. Our ESRs will be trained within this interdisciplinary (physics, chemistry, engineering) and intersectoral (academia, R&D center, enterprise) consortium in highly relevant fundamental yet application-oriented research with the potential to commercialise the results. The hard and soft skills learned in our network are central for the ESRs to pursue their individual careers in academics or industry.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2011.3.6 | Award Amount: 11.87M | Year: 2011

X10D aims to enable organic photovoltaics (OPV) to enter the competitive thin-film PV market. It will achieve this by pooling the knowledge and expertise of the leading research institutes and start-up companies in Europe, and is the first project of its kind to leverage this knowledge irrespective of the processing technology. It will use the strengths available in device efficiency and architectures in both solution processed as well as small molecule based OPV.The objective for X10D is to develop efficient, low-cost, stable tandem organic solar cells by applying new designs, materials and manufacturing technologies to create market-competitive OPV modules. Therefore, X10D proposes to bring together partners that compose a complete and unique OPV research and development consortium, from academic partners, research centers, SMEs, and large companies. Together, the X10D partners cover each segment of the complete value chain: materials development and up scaling, device development and up scaling, large area deposition equipment and processes, novel transparent conductors, laser scribing equipment and processes, encapsulation technologies, energy, life-cycle, and cost analysis and finally end-users.The main objectives for X10D can be quantified more explicitly as:- To increase the power conversion efficiency to achieve at least a 12% on cell level (1cm), and 9% on module level (100 cm)- To guarantee a minimum of 20 years life for OPV modules on glass, and 10 years on foil- To decrease the cost under 0.70 /Watt-peak


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-03-2014 | Award Amount: 3.94M | Year: 2015

The overall objective of this project is developing organic electronic building elements on flexible substrates with monolithically integrated barrier foils as substrate. The barrier acts as the inevitable protection against atmospheric gases as water vapor and oxygen, as the most crucial agents for unwanted material degradation processes. This topic is one of the keys for enhancing both the performance of TOLAE components and addresses some of the main technology barriers of TOLAE: lifetime and cost-performance-ratio. Organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules have been chosen as test objects for a scalable and general approach suitable also for other TOLAE devices. Monolithical integration of barrier foils means in this case that the full device is made immediately on top of ultra-barrier coated plastic foil, which further is coated with a transparent electrode. This leads to significant cost reduction, which is one of the key needs for wider use of TOLAE devices. The project ALABO develops direct laser scribing processes on flexible substrates, coated with ultra-barrier systems. The project results will be applicable to a number of TOLAE technologies, such as OPV, OLED, OTFT and thin-film inorganic PV on polymer foil substrates. The consortium will investigate and develop new manufacturing processes, which will increase the performance and functionality of TOLAE devices suitable for smart systems. OPV can be part of such smart TOLAE systems. By developing direct laser structuring on top of such ultra-barrier foil, the consortium develops advanced materials, as well as new production technologies supported by dedicated monitoring and material testing technologies for well-scalable manufacturing processes. As an outcome, more functionality will be integrated into less material, since in - contrast to state-of-the-art encapsulation processes - the devices will need only one foil per side, instead of at least two today.


Patent
Heliatek | Date: 2013-06-05

A photoactive component on a substrate includes a first and a second electrode. The first electrode is arranged on the substrate and the second electrode forms a counterelectrode. At least one photoactive layer system is arranged between the electrodes. The photoactive component furthermore includes at least one layer or layer sequence configured such that the layer or layer sequence acts as a spectrally selective color filter in the range from 450 nm to 800 nm in the photoactive component.


Patent
Heliatek | Date: 2013-07-02

An optoelectronic component on a substrate includes a first and a second electrode. The first electrode is arranged on the substrate and the second electrode forms a counter electrode. At least one photoactive layer system is arranged between these electrodes. The at least one photoactive layer system including at least one donor-acceptor system having organic materials.


Patent
Heliatek | Date: 2014-02-21

An optoelectronic component includes a photoactive layer which is arranged between an electrode and a counter electrode. In addition to a donor-acceptor system, the photoactive layer includes a third material which influences the crystallization of the donor-acceptor system. The third material selected from a group consisting of crown ethers, triphenyls, sorbitols, quinacridones and bis(4-(tert-butyl)benzoato-O) hydroxyaluminium. Crown ethers are especially preferred.


Patent
Heliatek | Date: 2014-06-19

A semiconductive component with a layer system includes at least one layer comprising a compound of the general formula (I) or (II).

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