Saule to launch prototype perovskite line in Q4
Company says it can print single junction solar modules with a consistent 10 percent efficiency
Polish perovskite firm Saule Technologies has reached the point of technology development to be able to print its flexible, lightweight, semi-transparent, single junction perovskite solar modules with a consistent 10 percent efficiency. This performance already enables BIPV and IoT applications in an economically viable manner.
By the end of March, Saule Technologies has also reached as high as 17.6 percent efficiency at the cell level. The durability has been significantly improved as well, with the latest stability tests indicating multiple years of flawless operation under accelerated ageing tests.
“These results are a fantastic achievement of our first class, international R&D team working at the Technology Park in Wrocław”, commented Olga Malinkiewicz, Saule Technologies CTO and Founder.
“We are incredibly excited with these results especially since Q4 2019 will see the launch of our prototype production line, which will be a modular system of printers targeting the pilot production capability of 40,000 square metres/annum. If we can achieve these results in our detached printer laboratory, then transposing this out of the Lab into the production line should see even more progress. Ultimately next year, we plan to expand the line printing capability to 200,000 square meters/annum if the technology transfer goes according to the plan.”
Saule Technologies is scheduling the launch of its prototype line during Q4 of 2019, capable of printing solar modules up to an area of 1 square meter. It will lead to the first commercial sales planned under a go-to-market strategy via Joint Development Agreements currently in negotiation, similar to the BIPV JDA with Skanska - which resulted in the demonstrator panel being installed on the Skanska commercial skyscraper in Warsaw.