ENEA, FOS and SESMAT realized prototypes of hybrid organic photovoltaic devices through spin-coating and innovative printing processes.
In order to realize organic electronic and optoelectronic devices, it has been tried to develop new process technologies with the aim to allow the collateral construction of multiple devices on rigid or flexible substrates, as well as in form of strips, both at low cost and with reduced environmental impact. It is believed that the screen printing technique is able to produce low cost devices in large volumes, even when the roll-to-roll configuration is employed, thus opening the possibility to a solid, low cost production of the devices. In the future they can be produced on large scale and can enter in markets that do increasingly situate themselves in the field of photovoltaic.
The will to focus on this printing method is linked with the market potential of these innovative organic electronics devices: just think of the steady growth of photovoltaic in the major countries of the world, also compared to other renewable sources, and of their market development potential in line with the European energy policies aiming at increasing the use of these energy sources.
Industrial and productive sectors
Photovoltaic on flexible textiles (marquees, tensile structures), technical textiles for sport and clothing.