In January 2018, Polish solar company Saule Technologies signed a cooperation agreement with European construction company Skanska. Skanska intends to deploy semi-transparent perovskite solar cells onto office buildings as “solar windows” on a commercial scale. Since 2014, Saule Technologies has been developing an ink-jet printing process for fabricating free-form perovskite solar modules.
Saule Technologies is now offering flexible, exclusive and non-exclusive technology licenses for companies active in the Middle East interested in developing, distributing, and integrating Saule’s solar cells into building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) applications. The licenses cover the use of any future product within a chosen country or group of countries not included in a license agreement with another entity.
Saule Technologies License Covers Opaque Product and Translucent “Solar Window”
The license covers an efficient, translucent perovskite cell of any color that the company is calling a “solar window” and an opaque PV product, with very high energy conversion efficiency, which can be readily integrated with building facades.
“Our technology has advanced to a perfect stage now for our customers to take part in the product development process to make sure we meet all their needs and expectations. The goal is to cooperate with companies with a long-term renewable energy strategy, including solar energy harvesting technologies,” says Piotr Krych, co-founder and CEO of Saule Technologies.
Saule points out that it is leading a project with rigid platics firm Ergis Group for the development of an ultra-high barrier film for encapsulating perovskite solar cells.
The company is also setting up a large-scale, prototype production line with funding from Japanese investor and support from the Polish National Centre for Research and Development along with several research grants worth more than EUR 20 million.
“We find Middle East as one of the most promising regions for BIPV applications of our product. The latitude works obviously in favor of solar technology development and makes it one of the most desirable renewable energy sources there,” stated Piotr Krych