HeliaFilm® – a truly green technology for an urban-fit distributed energy solution in Singapore
Dresden, Germany – 30 August 2016 – The second phase of Heliatek’s large pilot installation of its award-winning has been successfully completed in Singapore.
HeliaFilm® is being rigorously tested under the tropical weather conditions of Singapore to provide new urban fit energy solutions for the ever growing cities of Asia. Already the largest BIOPV (Building Integrated Organic Photovoltaic) project in Asia, it has further expanded with more HeliaFilm® installed on various façade and roof elements.
Covering the Seletar Aerospace walkway with solar film during the first phase last year, HeliaFilm® has now been installed on approximately 200 m² in JTC’s Cleantech Park I and II with a peak power of more than 10 kWp.
The opaque organic solar film was installed on the west façade of the Cleantech I building on steel panels with 56 films of 2-meter-length and 45 films of 3.25-meter-length laminated into 15 glass elements. On the Cleantech II building, 87 HeliaFilm® solar films were mounted directly on glass elements. In the third phase of this project, transparent films will be added to the installation.
Continuous monitoring is performed by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), and the gathered data again proves the unique feature of HeliaFilm® i.e. its performance is stable at high temperatures and non-optimal orientations unlike conventional solar panels. The project continues until mid- 2017.
“This pilot is a successful example how HeliaFilm® can become a truly green and urban fit energy solution for sustainable city development. The unique technology advantages of HeliaFilm® for distributed generation of solar energy in tropical climates provide new ways for Singapore to become a green city,” stated Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek. “We are progressing steadily with our worldwide pilot projects towards the large industrial roll out of HeliaFilm®. This Singapore project is an important milestone in this process.”
About JTC and SPRING:
JTC Corporation (JTC) is the lead agency in Singapore to spearhead the planning, promotion and development of a dynamic industrial landscape. SPRING Singapore is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry responsible for helping Singapore enterprises grow and building trust in Singapore products and services.
Heliatek is a leader in the field of Organic Electronics Energy, holding the world record efficiency of 13.2%. Through both its leading edge material development and its proven capability for volume manufacturing, Heliatek is the first company to begin commercialization of large area OPV solar film. Its business model is to supply the custom-designed HeliaFilm® to partners in industries such as building and construction materials, automotive and light architectural structures. Heliatek maintains a total staff of some 85 specialists at its facilities in Dresden and Ulm, Germany.
Investors in Heliatek include leading industrial and financial companies such as BASF, Innogy Venture Capital, Wellington Partners, eCapital and Aqton SE. Research and development work, as well as the installation of production technology, have been funded by the Free State of Saxony, the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union.
HeliaFilm is a registered trademark of Heliatek GmbH
vTrium is pioneer in bringing cutting edge Organic PV Solar solutions to Singapore through a partnership with Heliatek GmbH, Germany and MW scale Grid Battery Storage solutions from Younicos AG, Germany. The first set of OPV Solar projects are implemented for JTC facilities under a SPRING Singapore funded pilot. The partnerships with German technology companies Heliatek and Younicos have established vTrium Energy Group as the leading solutions provider for grid and off-grid applications for the entire energy value chain.
vTrium Energy’s subsidiary Red Dot Power Pte Ltd (formerly known as CPvT Energy Pte Ltd) is a licensee of Electricity Retail and is a Market Participant in the National Electricity Market of Singapore (NEMS) and Electricity Futures Market administered by SGX Singapore. Red Dot Power, a homegrown Singapore entity is the first independent Electricity Retailer to begin the electricity supply to contestable class of electricity consumer in Singapore taking the benefit of the Electricity Futures Market and currently occupies #1 position amongst the independent electricity retailers in terms of market share.
Red Dot Power’s business model is to offer all-inclusive energy management solutions to its retail electricity consumers both on demand side and supply side i.e., electricity demand management (Demand Response/Interruptible Load), retail electricity supply and Solar/Storage thus providing a complete one-stop energy solution to the electricity consumers in Singapore.
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