solar power films was acknowledged for three of its innovations by the European Commission's Innovation Radar.
These innovations have been developed in the OLEDSOLAR project funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 framework program. They cover different stages of the OPV manufacturing process showcasing ARMOR solar power films’ capabilities all along the process chain.
Accessible to the general public, the Innovation Radar is a platform created by a European Commission initiative aiming to identify high potential innovations and innovators who have previously received funding under European frameworks programs (Horizon 2020, FP7, etc.).
Thus, ARMOR solar power films was acknowledged for three innovations, identified as innovations “actively exploring value creation opportunities and addressing the needs of existing markets and customers."
The individual processes target improved laser trimming of modules in free-form shape using CO2 lasers, the development and production implementation of the so-called Late-Stage Customization (LSC) process, which allows the manufacturing of free-form modules based on pre-coated OPV films and last but not least a new baseline of in-line inspection for OPV coating using LED transmission, co-developed with TWI (The Welding Institute) Ltd., in the UK.
These innovations were developed as part of the OLEDSOLAR project, which aims to develop innovative manufacturing processes and in-line monitoring techniques for the OLED (organic LED) and thin-film and organic photovoltaic industries (CIGS and OPV). The OLEDSOLAR project started in October 2018 and is made up of a multidisciplinary team of 16 leading European organizations, working together to create robust and scalable, high yield manufacturing and control processes.
“ARMOR solar power films’ teams are pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with OPV technology," said Hubert de Boisredon, chairman and CEO of ARMOR. "Being recognized by the Innovation Radar as a high potential innovator for multiple developments reinforces our commitment to provide access to energy, everywhere, for everyone, all the time."