EMC discloses plans for roll-to-roll printing of perovskite PV on glass

Energy Materials Corporation (EMC) has stated its plans for roll-to-roll printing of perovskite PV on glass.

The plan is backed by two partnerships—one with the Eastman Kodak Company for roll-to-roll printing and another with glass and ceramics company Corning, for flexible glass. EMC’s funding includes a $4 million research grant from the Solar Energy Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy.

KRICT team demonstrates 'roll-to-roll' manufacturing of flexible perovskite solar cells

Researchers at South Korea's KRICT, led by Seo Jang-won, have demonstrated pilot-scale "roll-to-roll" (R2R) manufacturing of flexible and light perovskite solar cells.

As an eco-friendly antisolvent, Seo's team introduced tert-butyl alcohol (tBuOH), a colorless solid, which melts near room temperature and has a camphor-like odor, for R2R processing through cooperation with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Toshiba aims to commercialize tandem and perovskite solar cells by 2025

Toshiba logo imageJapan-based global conglomerate Toshiba, announced that it would not take any new orders for the construction work of coal-fired thermal facilities. The company is planning to shift towards renewable energy solutions.

According to Toshiba, the company will support the infrastructure sector’s transformation to achieve decarbonization goals. In addition to activities involving windmills and development of secondary batteries, Toshiba aims to commercialize its newly developed next-generation tandem and perovskite solar cells by 2025.

Saule Technologies completes the construction of the first stage of its new cleanroom

Saule Technologies announced that it finished construction of the first stage of its new cleanroom. The entire working area will be around 430 m2, and should be complete in a couple of weeks.

Saule Technologies cleanroom stage 1 complete (August 2019)

Saule Technologies aims to launch a prototype production line by Q4 2019. The production line will include a modular system of printers with an annual production capacity of 40,000 sqm. In 2020, the company aims to increase the annual production capacity to 200,00 sqm.