The Future of Organic Photovoltaics (OPV): Combining Customisation and Manufacturing at Scale
Great America Meeting Room 2
15:05 - 15:30
We will review through examples of applications how OPV energy harvesting films can convert a product into an energy autonomous and maintenance-free system.
We will discuss the freedom in OPV design and appearance, and the potential for customisation. Updates of the performance and life time achieved by Eight19, together with progress and outlook for high volume Roll-to-Roll manufacturing, will also be presented.
Speaker Biography (Michael Niggemann)
Dr. Michael Niggemann is CTO at Eight19 Ltd. He was involved in the spin out process of from the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge in 2010. Prior to this, he was heading the organic photovoltaics activity at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany. He holds a Doctorate in Natural Sciences from the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany.
Company Profile (Eight19 Ltd)
Eight19, located in Cambridge, UK, develops and manufactures plastic photovoltaics for energy harvesting, for the internet of things and for off-grid applications. Through the innovative use of industry-standard, high-volume, roll-to-roll processes and solution-based organic photoactive materials, the company has a highly cost-effective route for scaling-up its technology to supply the largest markets. Eight19 is currently producing modules on a small scale for commercial partners with applications in indoor energy harvesting for signage and lighting and outdoor power for portable electronics. Our plastic PV modules benefit from flexibility, thinness, light-weight and robustness. They also demonstrate excellent low-light performance for indoor use.