Organic photovoltaic: analysis of technology and commercial progress
Organic photovoltaics were once considered the next generation of photovoltaic technology. They had huge hype because they had a seductive value proposition: R2R printing of high-performance, robust and flexible solar cells over large areas using low-cost materials and low CapEx high-throughput equipment. progress
This profiles provides a brief background on Merck's organic photovoltaic material's business and progress
Toppan Forms' background is in business forms and data print service fields. Since then the company has also developed a strong software solutions/business process offering, in addition to some electronics manufacture including smart cards and NC reader modules, and associated systems and software. The company covers a wide variety of information-based businesses, such as integration of printed matter and electronic documents, information media like RFID and IC, and development of products compatible with printed electronics technologies, including conductive ink.
Organic Photovoltaics 2013-2023: Technologies, markets, players
IDTechEx's report Organic Photovoltaics 2013-2023: Technologies, Markets, Players analyses the latest developments in this field. This report gives an overview of the greater photovoltaic business landscape, assesses the organic photovoltaic technology at material and component level, and delivers detailed market forecasts.
2013 at a glance - Outlook for 2014
As 2013 comes to an end, IDTechEx analysts summarize the main market trends in some of its core sectors of expertise, giving insight to the events of the past year and how they are expected to influence further developments, market entry for emerging technologies but also the behaviour of incumbents in 2014.
BELECTRIC OPV GmbH is part of the Belectric group which is involved in the development and construction of ground-mounted solar power plants and photovoltaic roof systems. BELECTRIC OPV Develops and manufactures solar cells utilizing the know how on printing technologies for the manufacture of organic solar cells that was developed at Konarka during the 10 years the company remained active
Genes'Ink is a young and small French company synthesizing and formulating silver and ZnO nanoparticle inks. They have a small production chamber. A key ability is their synthesis and formulation know-how, which can be applied to a range of materials.
Goss International Americas
Goss International is a global company manufacturing, selling and distributing offset printing presses. They have 2,200+ employees (400 engineers) and have sold 15,000 offset print units since 2000. They are now slowly becoming involved in printed electronics by leveraging their strong R&D capabilities (strong understanding of machine manufacture, printing and inks). To this end, they are developing a transparent conductive films (TFC) consisting of printed metallic grids on a PET substrates.
G24 Innovations has gone into administration
According to recent reports, G24 Innovations, a developer of 3rd generation dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) has gone into administration.
Flexible PV: growing more than three-fold in the next 5 years
Although it is often the case that flexible solar panels are assumed to be related to organic photovoltaic technologies, that is not always the case.
Cambrios Technologies Corp
Konarka has filed for bankruptcy on 1 June 2012
Konarka was using Toppan films before going out of business in the summer of 2012.
Konarka Technologies GmbH files for bankruptcy after parent shuts
The German company has been forced to file for bankruptcy, since the parent company in the US is undergoing liquidation proceedings pursuant to Chapter 7 of the US Bankruptcy Code and deliveries of products can consequently no longer be expected from the US.