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