OET visited A. Hatzopoulos S.A. facilities, where it had the opportunity to be introduced to the philosophy of A. Hatzopoulos S.A. work practices, and fruitful discussions followed on upcoming joint ventures.
OET Press Release
Thessaloniki, Greece – June 1, 2018 - OET R&D team reached a record in power conversion efficiency to 7.4% for a fully Roll-to-Roll (R2R) printed polymer-based single junction Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) cell. Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki independently certified the measurement at simulated AM 1.5 illumination under 1000W/m².
The new record 7.4% has successfully achieved for bulk heterojunction polymer: fullerene solar cells in an inverted single device stack, fully printed on a flexible substrate by R2R printing techniques based on slot die coating and inkjet printing for the various layers and electrodes involved.
This new result confirms the world-leading technology position of OET in large area printing technology and processing of fully printed single junction OPVs onto flexible substrates. OET demonstrated by its continuous progress from 1.8% in 2012 to more than 7% efficiency over the last 6 years in large area plastic substrates, supporting its roadmap towards 9% for large scale OPV modules by 2021.
OET’s large area fully printed OPVs
Thanks to its robust OPV production processes and technologies at a unique Roll-to-Roll production line integrated with the intelligent and unique capabilities of in-line optical metrologies and quality control tools, inkjet printer and an ultra - fast pulsed laser for high precision patterning and nano-structuring, OET delivers on the market high quality OPV solutions in an aesthetic way of designs for robust applications and demonstrated cases. The unique combination of R2R nano-manufacturing, in-line precision metrology, inkjet printing and low temperature pulsed laser tools and facilities were developed by a huge OET R&D investment, supported by several National Projects and by many collaborations and EU Projects such as EU FP7 Project Smartonics (www.smartonics.eu), Project Gladiator (www.graphene-gladiator.eu), the currently Running EU Projects H2020 Factory of the Future, Project SmartLine (www.smartline-project.eu) and the EU Project H2020 CORNET (www.cornet-project.eu).
Based on the support of the running H2020 projects for a robust and digital nano-manufacturing of flexible large area OPVs with tailored performance and high production yield, OET will widespread the implementation of OPVs in existing and new consumer products from Energy, Lighting, Displays and Surfaces, Electronic Circuits, all (Bio) Sensors, Wearables, ICT, IoT, etc.
Customized fully printed OPV panels up 1m length in a range color pallet like grey, blue, green, red, brown and shapes with a focus on client-specific requirements will be available on market in September 2018 at appealing price vary in respect to its final applications. OET’s flexible energy innovations on plastics can be adapted with simplicity to all flat and curved shaped surfaces on different electrical design assembly.
OET seeks investor support for its growth strategy plan. V. Matskos CEO, of OET says: “I am very optimistic, this new result supports efforts for OPV panels mass production up to 1.000.000 m2 annually, targeting various pilot demonstration projects in 2021”.
OET, founded in 2012 and located in Thessaloniki, is among the key players in the field of organic photovoltaics. In addition, OET is a world leader in large area production of fully printed OPVs with quality control. Digital closed loop manufacturing of OPV panels and devices by scalable cost efficient production processes such as R2R makes OET to stand out from its competitors. OET based on more the 25 years’ experience of its people in Thin Film technologies, delivers customized flexible OPVs in complex designs with weight <0.5kg/m2, in various colors, transparencies and affordable costs.
OET will be participating Interolar Europe 2018.
Find us in The Smarter-E Europe, at Booth C2-430 on 20-22 June 2018 in Munich (DE).
OET participated in the Equifund event in Athens, looking for opportunities to boost entrepreneurship and create a lasting impact with its innovations.
OET would like to thank all visitors and attendees that had the opportunity to visit its booth, marking the successfull participation in the exciting event of Printed Electronics Europe 2018.
On its participation, OET had the opportunity to share its findings on its presentation "Revolutionizing Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Of Fully Printed Organic Electronics With In-Line Metrology And Control In Automatic Decision-Making Process".
SmartLine's 6th month Consortium Meeting has been successfully completed which took place at LayTec's facilities, in Berlin, on April 13th, with participation of AUTh, CRF, LayTec, Aixtron, IBS, Suragus and OET.
OET would like to thank LayTec for its hospitality and the opportunity for a very interesting facility tour!
More info about the SmartLine project can be found here.
Check out some highlights from the IDTechEx show along with OET's participation!
OET will be presenting it's latest solutions on IoT applications combined with energy harvesting and lighting functionalities on wearables, buildings, mediterranean greenshouses, automotives and smart cards.
Visit us at Booth O11 in Printed Electronics Europe, 11-12.04.2017, Berlin (DE).
OET successfully participated in the International Exhibition & Conference for the Printed Electronics Industry - LOPEC in Messe Munich, which concluded on March 15th.
During that time project CORNET's 2nd Technical Meeting took place, with primary focus on Materials' Specifications and the Establishment of the Open Innovation Platform & Database. The meeting took place at the International Congress Center Munich, at Messe Munich, on March 13th, with participation of GRANTA, Fluxim, AUTh, OET, HOPE-A, NPL, UOI and USUR.
Acknowledgement: Horizon 2020, Cornet Project, ID: 760949
The EPoSS Proposers’ Day and inSSIght Brokerage Event 2018 will take place in Berlin on the 8th of February 2018 from 9:00 to 14:30, and is free of charge for EPoSS Members and InSSIght project partners.
Τhe Proposers' Day will take place at
Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Friedrichstraße 151, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Participants will get the opportunity to network, present their project ideas and get the necessary information on open and upcoming calls. The event will focus on selected H2020 and ECSEL calls, that are relevant for the EPoSS community.
At 11:00 OET will present its proposal idea concerning the H2020 topic ICT-02-2018 "Flexible And Wearable Electronics", wherein OET as coordinator, will prepare and submit the project LUPO with the tentative title “Large-area R2R processes with in-line metrology & quality control to fabricate Printed lightweight, flexible, and multi-functional Organic electronic wearables ”.
Acknowledgement: Horizon 2020, Cornet Project, ID: 760949
In the framework of AGROTICA2018, the Minister of Rural Development and Food Vangelis Apostolou visited the Center of Organic & Printed Electronics (COPE-H) of the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN. The Minister had the opportunity to see some of Organic Electronic Technologie's applications such as the OPV enabled mediterranean greenhouse and the patented application of OPVs in a DC fridge, as innovations that can boost the Greek economy.
The Minister stated his support to the endeavor and Thermi’s Mayor T. Papadopoulos highlighted the significance of COPE-H for the area of Thermi, Thessaloniki.