Sébastien Meunier

Sébastien Meunier

Director Industrial Transformation and Entrepreneurship

Tel. +41 61 295 50 15

Flexible solar cell. (Img: CSEM)

Flexible solar cell. (Img: CSEM)


«Sunflower» project wins Best Publicly Funded Demonstrator Award

During LOPE-C 2016, the world's leading exhibition for printed electronics, the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (OE-A) awarded the Sunflower project the «Best publicly funded project demonstrator» prize for the «OPV living room».

«Sunflower» is a collaborative research project of 17 industrial partners and scientists involved in this European project (FP7), coordinated by CSEM. Its goal is the development of highly efficient, long-lasting, cheap and environmentally friendly printed organic photovoltaics. The project aims to develop a new generation of organic photovoltaic technologies, thereby opening exciting new technologies for the use of solar energy.

The «Sunflower» consortium has chosen three demonstration targets to visualize these new possibilities:

  • Organic photovoltaics (OPV) window blinds: window blinds with integrated printed organic PV modules. The blinds are large-area functional modules. These devices are compatible with mass manufacturing.
  • OPV integrated in architectural glass windows. The windows even contain additional light-management structures which increase energy harvesting of the OPV windows.
  • OPV bag with OPV modules fully integrated in the material of the bag.

OPV provide the benefits of flexibility, low weight, and freedom of design. They can operate under low-light conditions and is shadow-tolerant. These advantages, and the ease of handling in subsequent product-integration processes, enable the development of consumer and portable electronics, and building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products.

The OE-A is the world's leading network for the next generation of electronics (organic electronics and printed electronics). Each year, it organizes the LOPE-C, the leading trade-show and conference in the domain.

Complete press release by the Sunflower project

Website of the «Sunflower» project

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