Saule Technologies

Last updated on Mon 06/03/2023 - 15:57

Saule Technologies is a Polish start-up that designed a low-temperature method for manufacturing flexible photovoltaic perovskite cells. The company is working on the development of a flexible and semi-transparent cell based on PET foil.

Saule's aim is to combine perovskite solar cells with other currently available products.

In December 2018, The Henn-na Hotel in Japan, a technologically advanced hotel staffed by robots, installed perovskite solar technology developed by Saule Technologies. The installed commercial prototype is made of 72 perovskite modules encapsulated in curved glass. Also in December 2018, Saule Technologies announced that Skanska has gone through with the installation of the first big format perovskite solar panel provided by Saule Technologies, integrated into its office in Warsaw, Poland. The size of the solar panel being tested on Skanska's Spark office building is 1.3 x 0.9 meters, containing 52 photovoltaic modules.

Saule Technologies has been working on the application of ink-jet printing for fabricating free-form perovskite solar modules since 2014. This technique allows the shapes and areas covered by each layer to be customized according to requirements. The stability and water resistance of the modules make them ideal for the construction industry. The company has conducted advanced research on perovskite applications in solar energy harvesting and optoelectronics with leading international universities in the UK, Israel, Germany, Italy and Spain. With a Japanese investor on board, along with support from the Polish National Centre for Research and Development and several research grants worth more than EUR 20 million, Saule Technologies is working on a large-scale, prototype production line.

In December 2014 in Boston, Saule Technologies unveiled the world's first printed perovskite.

Company Address

14B Postepu Str.
02-676 Warsaw
Poland

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Saule Technologies' perovskite-based solar cells launched into space on SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket

Saule Technologies has announced that yesterday, November 11, the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket with mission Transporter-9 was launched, carrying its perovskite cells to the Low Earth Orbit. 

photo credit: SpaceX and Saule Technologies

Saule Technologies stated that its team has put in immense work researching, developing and creating the perovskite-based PV module adapted for tests in space conditions. 

 

 

Read the full story Posted: Nov 12,2023

Ergis readies a novel encapsulation film for perovskite solar panels

This is a sponsored post by Ergis Group

In 2020, Poland-based Ergis Group launched the noDiffusion film platform, a high-barrier film that offers high level of optical transmittance and low level of light scattering, and the ability to contain transparent conductive electrodes. The new technologies adopted in the production of the barrier films offer a combination of high performance and competitive pricing.

Ergis noDiffusion structure

Following years of R&D, Ergis is ready to enter production with its first-gen barrier films, produced using sputtering in a roll-to-roll (R2R) configuration. The company reports performance of around 10-4 wtr performance for its barrier. This is referred to as a "light-barrier" and one that is more than enough for the encapsulation of perovskite materials. The company collaborated with Poland-based Saule Technologies to develop this specific film. Ergis is now shipping barrier film samples to its customers.

Read the full story Posted: Sep 14,2023

New European perovskite solar project launched, called "EFESO"

A new European project focused on perovskites has been launched, called “EFESO” (Exploiting Flexible pErovskites Solar technOlogies). It is a new fully funded
Horizon-Europe project, lead by Dr. Luigi Angelo Castriotta, Post Doctoral fellow of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The project aims to advance the upscaling of stable Flexible Perovskite Solar Modules (FPSMs) by optimizing fabrication processes on flexible substrates, reducing inactive areas on modules and working on lead (Pb) trapping intrinsically, using doping and interface engineering, and extrinsically by
encapsulation strategies.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 18,2023

Researchers develop new strategy to improve efficiency and stability of flexible perovskite solar cells

Researchers from Saule Research Institute, Saule Technologies, Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE), CNR-SCITEC, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz University of Science and Technology and Poznan University of Technology have demonstrated an effective strategy to improve the technical aspects of flexible perovskite solar cells,  improving the reliability and efficiency values of these devices.

The team applies large organic ammonium molecules for modifying a buried interface between a hole-transporting layer (HTL) and perovskite-absorbing material. With the 4-fluorophenethylammonium iodide (FPEAI), they achieved 18.66% efficiency for the large-area (1 cm2) flexible solar cell, a significant improvement over the pristine device without modification.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 21,2022

Stores in Poland use perovskite shelf labels and blinds by Saule technologies

Saule Technologies recently shared that its PESL (Perovskite Electronic Shelf Label) technology - electronic price and advertising labels powered by perovskite photovoltaic cells - have been installed at Żabka Eko Smart in Poznan, Poland. In addition, the same venue sports Saule's blinds that allow for generating energy from both natural and artificial light.

Saule shared that these unique technologies are aimed at improving the work of Żabka stores and increasing the comfort of customers and employees while maintaining care for the environment. 

Read the full story Posted: Sep 15,2022

Saule Technologies and Columbus Energy begin strategic cooperation with Google Cloud on innovations using perovskite solar cells

Saule Technologies and Columbus Energy have partnered with Google Cloud, signing a strategic cooperation agreement to develop new products using perovskite solar cells and solutions in the field of distributed energy and IoT (Internet of Things). Google Cloud will also become a strategic partner of both companies, providing cloud computing services and technologies.

The concept behind IoT is to connect a variety of often small and highly-specialized electronic devices in a network so that they can generate and send information to each other. However, such devices require power and this has greatly limited their potential applications to date. The perovskite solar cells developed by Saule Technologies are not only lightweight, thin and flexible, but they are also able to perform well even in artificial light. These unique advantages make Saule Technologies cells "the perfect energy source for all kinds of IoT devices in virtually all conditions, regardless of power grid availability", according to the Company's statement.

Read the full story Posted: May 24,2022

Saule Technologies enters agreement on perovskite PV for building projects

Saule Technologies, Columbus Energy and Somfy Polska have signed a strategic cooperation agreement focused on developing innovative solutions for existing buildings and building projects under construction.

This recent agreement finalizes the understanding which the companies made in August 2021 on the occasion of launching the commercial application of Saule Technologies' sun blinds, which are sun breakers with perovskite solar cells.

Read the full story Posted: Apr 17,2022

Saule Technologies launches electronic shelf labels powered by perovskite solar cells

Saule Technologies has unveiled its new PESL (Perovskite Electronic Shelf Label) technology - the world's first electronic price and advertising labels powered by perovskite photovoltaic cells. The devices enable wireless change of the messages displayed on it, and are said to have lifetimes of around 10 years.

PESL by Saule Technologies image

Saule Tech has already released large-scale PSCs intended for building facades, PSC-powered blinds, and now, this new product from the IoT category ' an intelligent system for handling electronic labels, powered by a perovskite solar cell instead of the traditional battery.

Read the full story Posted: Nov 26,2021

Saule Technologies gets closer to going public on NewConnect

Saule Technologies, developer and manufacturer of perovskite solar cells, recently announced that it is 'making good progress towards getting listed on the NewConnect Alternative Trading System'.

Saule and its shareholders, including the majority holder, Columbus Elite Global S.A. (formerly Blumerang Investors S.A.), have signed an investment agreement, setting the rules for Columbus Elite Global (CEG) to acquire Saule's shares. With this transaction, Saule will become part of the CEG capital group, which is listed on NewConnect. In return for transferring their shares to Columbus Elite Global, Saule's shareholders will get shares in the higher share capital of CEG.

Read the full story Posted: Oct 23,2021