OPV Technology

OPVIUS inside

Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) isn’t just a technology of the 3rd generation of PV - it is a groundbreaking power generation technology with unique features, offering unlimited freedom of design.

OPV is...

  • INTEGRABLE: 
    Multifold integration possibilities can be explored, whether inlay in glass, lamination on different materials or direct integration in products.

  • CUSTOMIZABLE: 
    From the outer to the inner values: Different unique shapes and looks according to your design match electric customizations.

  • CONTINUOUS: 
    Offering increased production efficiency by low energy consumption during production and short energetic payback time combined with low to no use of rare materials. Further our OPV is proven to be sustainable in terms of carbon footprint as well as end-of-life treatments.

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials convert light into electrical power. In contrast to typical inorganic silicon cells, OPV laminates have a flexible structure and are robust against ambient conditions. Thanks to the Freedom of Design of OPV, it can be adapted to almost any surface. OPV uses sustainable, carbon-based  “organic” materials. The main difference to inorganic photovoltaics is the operating principle: OPV absorbs light in a bulk, not at a discrete interface.

‘Organic Photovoltaics’ refers to the semi-conductor materials used being a product of the so called ‘organic chemistry’ domain. Accordingly the materials are based on carbon as base material, thus being a kind of plastic’. The working principle of OPV differs quite significantly from standard PV. Light rays are absorbed in the bulk of the organic layers not at an interface, leading to strongly different key performance indicators: a good low and diffuse light performance, angular independence and an efficiency that rises with higher temperatures (see figure right.)

In comparision to other PV technologies OPVIUS organic PV cells shows the best normalised energy performance per watt peak.

Core capabilities

OPV gives some important facts for a sustainable integration in our global environment.

Free color

OPV allows conventional building elements to be PV modules.

Fully Integrated Design

OPV can be adapted in shape and color to almost any surface.

Ambient Light Energy

OPV laminates do not need direct light irradiation to operate.

Low Raw Material Consumption

OPV technology does not use rare earth metals.

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