Window panes become solar power plantsPORTFOLIO NEWS
After years of research, it started series production of its organic thin-film solar solutions a few weeks ago in its newly opened factory, which it now aims to accelerate. Already 70% of the 2022 production is sold out, and a second factory is already being considered.
Unlike other solar modules, the organic solar films developed by Heliatek are thin, bendable and, moreover, not harmful to the environment, as they are free of silicon, lead and other pollutants.
The potential applications of the solar foils are manifold. Almost all surfaces of buildings, cars and trains can be covered with the transparent films. Even window panes can be turned into solar power plants. It is impressive what the Heliatek team and its investors have achieved in the past few years, especially in view of the fact that everything came about at a time when no one believed in a solar industry made in Germany.
Heliatek has thus also attracted the attention of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Henning Peitsmeier talked to Heliatek CEO Guido van Tartwijk and eCAPITAL CEO Paul-Josef Patt about Heliatek GmbH’s plans for the future. Read the detailed article here.
As the technology leader in organic photovoltaics, Heliatek develops, produces and distributes industrial-grade organic PV solar solutions for virtually any building surface (horizontal, vertical, curved, rigid, and flexible). Heliatek stands for energy solutions designed for various traditional and never been possible before applications based on its unique features – it is ultra-light, flexible, ultra-thin and truly green. HeliaSol® is a ready-to-use solution, ideal for retrofitting on existing building structures. HeliaFilm® is tailor-made solar film for companies in the building and construction material industry, to integrate into their façade or roof system products. Heliatek employs more than 200 people at the Dresden and Ulm locations in Germany.
eCAPITAL is a venture capital firm that provides early to growth stage funding to technology companies in the fields of software & information technology, cybersecurity, industry 4.0, new materials and cleantech. Founded in 1999, eCAPITAL has a history of supporting entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance. Partnering with eCAPITAL means joining an international network of business leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists and potential partners. eCAPITAL is located in Germany, currently manages funds with over EUR 280 million under management and was lead investor of some very successful German exits like sonnen, Novaled or Jedox.