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OPVIUS and ARMOR commit to building together

14. May 2019 / by OPVIUS

Cooperation of the global market leader in flexible organic photovoltaics

New acceptor in OPV mass production

OPVIUS collaborates with Nano-C

11. Apr 2019 / by OPVIUS

OPVIUS introduces novel, cost-efficient acceptor material from Nano-C in OPV mass production

Successful cooperation between OPVIUS and DAW SE

OPVIUS and DAW implement first multifunctional facade system

06. Dec 2018 / by OPVIUS

The first thermal insulation composite system with integrated photovoltaics.

(DPMA) in Munich revoked patent

OPVIUS Wins Patent Appeal Against SOLARTENSION

29. Nov 2018 / by OPVIUS

OPVIUS GmbH has lodged an appeal against Patent DE 10 2010 029 739 B4

OPVIUS Demonstrates OPV-Based IoT Sensor Nodes

08. Nov 2018 / by OPVIUS

Recent OPV optimization regarding to weak light behavior OPVIUS developed an IoT platform based on this.

Sebastian Lange and Hermann Issa

Interview with BIPV and OPVIUS

03. Aug 2018 / by OPVIUS

Interview Topic:
Building Integration - What Does Allianz BIPV Do for the Energy Revolution?

Zero-maintenance façade garden

OPVIUS presents first self-tending vertical garden

19. Jun 2018 / by OPVIUS

BOXOM GmbH and OPVIUS teamed up to establish an innovative joint project in vertical gardening

Collaboration between OPVIUS and Taiyo Europe

The world's first energy-efficient ETFE façade

29. May 2018 / by OPVIUS

OPVIUS GmbH and Taiyo Europe GmbH realize the world's first energy-efficient façade project

OPV Solar Trees of EXPO 2015 obtain sustainable use

Reinstallation of Expo OPV Solar Trees

03. Apr 2018 / by OPVIUS

The original OPV Solar Trees of the German Pavilion at the EXPO 2015 have been reinstalled in Darmstadt 

Between Tradition and State-of-the-Art Technology

Sedze-Maubecq – Between Tradition and State-of-the-Art Technology

03. Apr 2018 / by OPVIUS

A special kind of get-together in France – sympathetic and unique

OPVIUS concludes Project for OPV Optimization

Internet of Things

13. Mar 2018 / by OPVIUS

Modified production processes enable an industrial application of OPV modules even in the low-light segment

Oskar WIDMER, SunCurtain and OPVIUS embark on Cooperation

Energy-Generating Curtain Systems

28. Feb 2018 / by OPVIUS

PV active sun protection systems of SunCurtain are being introduced to market in cooperation with Oskar WIDMER.

New structuring process called <P1 Star>

OPVIUS develops new production process for freeform OPV modules

12. Dec 2017 / by OPVIUS

New production process allows a simple transfer of a common OPV preliminary product to customised OPV product.

Free-Form OPV modules feat. nanowire

OPVIUS’ unique OPV fabrication process applicable to Cambrios’ nanowire-coated flexible substrates

09. Nov 2017 / by OPVIUS

OPVIUS and Cambrios announce successful joint development of OPV freeform modules featuring a silver nanowire bottom electrode.

Project “From Solar Trees to Active Glass Façades” honoured at the renowned “Zumtobel Group Award"

Zumtobel Group Award – OPVIUS receives award in the “Applied Innovations“ category

19. Oct 2017 / by OPVIUS

Making organic photovoltaics available and applicable was the promise made by OPVIUS with Solar Trees at the Milan Expo in 2015. The fulfillment of this promise is documented by the project “From Solar Trees to Active Glass Façades“.

Solar Spline

Lightweight architectural construction uses printed OPV modules from OPVIUS

06. Sep 2017 / by OPVIUS

The showpiece, made at the University of Kassel and the School of Art Kassel, combines an uncompromisingly lightweight construction with the sustainable production of energy of OPVs in the form of a self-supporting Solar Cloud.

Printed Organic Photovoltaics

S+L Selbstklebeprodukte and OPVIUS sign co-operation agreement

02. Aug 2017 / by OPVIUS

S+L Selbstklebeprodukte GmbH und OPVIUS GmbH pull together to launch self-adhesive OPVs for retrofitting and easy integration. The integration of OPVIUS modules into laminated polycarbonate sheets was recently presented at the Climate-Pavilion in Thüringen.

New OPVIUS reference video at YouTube channel

New OPV reference video Addis Abeba

21. Jul 2017 / by OPVIUS

After more than 2 years we finally managed to get some video recordings from our installation in Addis Ababa. Thanks to Auswärtiges Amt who recently had made a whole film about the building in general.

Velotaxis get charging systems for mobile devices

OPVIUS OPV system for Velotaxis

06. Jun 2017 / by OPVIUS

At the start of this year’s Mannheim May Market, the biggest regional consumer fair in Germany, the Mannheim-based energy company MVV Energie presented its new corporate identity and introduced the Velotaxis with their solar-based charging systems using organic PV modules as an example of the tangible value of renewable energies and energy supply.

PV solar umbrellas provide energy on outer shell of Thüringen “Climate Pavilion”

Printed organic photovoltaics

09. May 2017 / by OPVIUS

To promote the energy efficiency of the “Climate Pavilion” at Thüringen’s State Horticultural Show, OPVIUS has attached solar umbrellas based on organic PV to the outer shell of the pavilion by order of the Thüringen Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Conservation and in line with the specifications of bluekon3 and reich.architekten bda.

The project involved the analysis and evaluation of OPVIUS GmbH's modular OPV technology to underpin the CE declaration.

Graubner Industrie-Beratung and OPVIUS: CE marking of OPV modules

20. Apr 2017 / by OPVIUS

During the CE conformity assessment procedure, the various relevant aspects of the product were examined and checked with regard to the applicable regulations. The joint project declares the CE conformity of OPVIUS OPV technology.

The world’s first large-scale polycarbonate laminated OPV modules have been delivered to the CCAM

High-tech solar power for cultural sites

29. Mar 2017 / by OPVIUS

If you want to combine a safe, reliable renewable energy source with stunningly beautiful aesthetics, the answer is Organic Photovoltaics. This revolutionary technology is about to make a step-change: the world’s first large-scale polycarbonate laminated OPVIUS modules have been delivered to the Communauté de Communes Adour-Madiran (CCAM) in France.

Rebranding reflects increased customer interest of customized OPV


02. Feb 2017 / by OPVIUS

Rebranding of BELECTRIC OPV GmbH to OPVIUS GmbH reflects increased customer interest in customized organic photovoltaics (OPV) solutions. The brand OPVIUS® responds to more design and aesthetic-driven customer communications as well as also emphasizes the company’s autonomy.

Building integrated PV plays essential role in energy-efficient buildings

Innovation Award Architecture+ Building

19. Jan 2017 / by OPVIUS

OPVIUS, market leader in organic photovoltaics, announced that its product line, co-developed with Merck, a leading science and technology company, received the Innovation Award Architecture + Building at the BAU 2017 on Monday January 16th.

Safety tests with Organic PV in glass façades passed

OPV installation in Marburg

14. Dec 2016 / by OPVIUS

BI-Powersol, a product of BGT Bischoff Glas Technik AG using OPV modules BELECTRIC OPV, has passed the project-specific impact test for laminated glass to be installed vertically at an elevated height.

Commissioned in 2012, based on flexible, OPV elements

First grid-connected OPV system

07. Oct 2016 / by OPVIUS

In 2012, the first grid-connected OPV system was commissioned at Mainova AG in Frankfurt. This system is not only our first grid-connected OPV system, but also the one longest in operation. Since 2012, nine flexible and transparent OPV modules in the form of a sun sail, with a total capacity of 0.2 kW, have graced a building on the energy provider's premises.

Lapp and OPVIUS conclude strategic partnership

New connection technology for OPV

12. Sep 2016 / by OPVIUS

The Lapp Group, a leading manufacturer of connection solutions, and OPVIUS, the market leader in organic photovoltaics (OPV), have concluded an agreement establishing a close partnership. The two companies will jointly develop new technologies for connection and cabling of flexible OPV modules.

Organic PV for Vic-Montaner

01. Dec 2015 / by OPVIUS

Having a superior design while retaining good functionality is visible trend in many industries. However, over the last decade the conventional PV market has been rushing in a different direction often ignoring design and aesthetics.

Merck´s new lisicon formulation

26. Nov 2015 / by OPVIUS

Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced that semi-transparent coloured OPV modules are now available on the market. The new materials were successfully developed with OPVIUS.

Africa supplies OPV electricity

29. Sep 2015 / by OPVIUS

In collaboration with Carl Stahl Architektur and Merck, OPVIUS (formerly BELECTRIC OPV) has developed for the African Union an unique energy-generating shade sail in the shape of the African continent.

BELECTRIC OPV releases novel Design-2-Module process

24. Jun 2015 / by OPVIUS

BELECTRIC OPV has brought the usability and acceptance of OPV to a new level by being able to design and manufacture modules in customized shapes and various colours.

Heraeus and BELECTRIC deepen collaboration for next-generation OPV

01. Jun 2015 / by OPVIUS

Heraeus, a partner of BELECTRIC OPV in development of organic photovoltaics, plays a key role in BELECTRIC’s innovative technology through the supply of vital components.

Merck and BELECTRIC Presents OPV Trees at EXPO 2015 in Milan

07. May 2015 / by OPVIUS

The German Pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan has integrated a new solar cell technology into architecture: flexible organic photovoltaics (OPV). With its innovative materials Merck is providing the key active component of the OPV solar trees.

Schmidhuber and BELECTRIC OPV energize German EXPO pavilion

26. Jun 2014 / by OPVIUS

For the German pavilion at the 2015 world exhibition in Milan new ground is being broken with the integration of OPV in architecture. This is the first major international architecture project in which OPV elements are being used.

Sustainable Cooperation

18. Mar 2014 / by OPVIUS

OPV specialist BELECTRIC and construction paint and insulation system manufacturer DAW SE have joined forces to work on the integration of cutting-edge organic photovoltaics into different construction product-lines and their respective components.

BGT and BELECTRIC present marketready OPV glass elements

11. Feb 2014 / by OPVIUS

The combination of glass with innovative OPV will be trendsetting both architecturally and commercially. The result of the joint development project of BGT Bischoff Glastechnik AG and BELECTRIC OPV GmbH is now available on the market with the product ’BI-Powersol’.

BELECTRIC OPV Nominated for Renowned GreenTec Award

16. Jan 2014 / by OPVIUS

This year, the renowned company BELECTRIC OPV GmbH and its ground-breaking "Solarte" product line have been nominated in two categories for the GreenTec Awards 2014, Europe's biggest environmental and business awards.

SOLARTE - A New Kind of Photovoltaics

24. Sep 2013 / by OPVIUS

This fall, BELECTRIC OPV is revealing the latest technological developments in the field of organic photovoltaics. With its 'Solarte' product line, the organic solar panel manufacturer appeals directly to designers and architects.

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