Heliatek has won the GreenTec Award in the “Production” category. The Dresden- and Ulm-based technology company won the award for its innovative, vacuum roll-to-roll production process used to manufacture HeliaFilm®, an organic solar film applied mainly on building façades.
The award was received by Dr. Ralph Wichtendahl, Vice President Operations of Heliatek during the Hannover Messe. Hosting party of the ceremony was the ZVEI, Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektroindustrie, and the Managing Director of the ZVEI Automation division, Gunther Koschnick.
The prize recognizes the technological success of Heliatek as a leader in vacuum roll-to-roll organic semiconductor production. “We are delighted to receive this GreenTec Award. It supports our vision for an environmentally friendly production process. It also recognizes our HeliaFilm® technology as a clean and green source of electricity, which plays a key role in distributed energy generation,” commented Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek GmbH.
Heliatek is currently undergoing market entry using a small industrial manufacturing line with the aim to mass produce and sell flexible solar film, using the same type of process on a larger scale.
The GreenTec Awards are among the most important European environmental and business prizes. Since 2008, innovative products and technologies with a focus towards a more environmentally friendly future have been selected and recognized in several categories. This year’s festive award ceremony will take place on May 29 in Munich, Germany.
The GreenTec Awards’ high-ranking jury recognized Heliatek for its innovative vacuum roll-to-roll production process. It offers many advantages: high throughput, high yield and low costs. For example, only one gram of organic material is necessary for one square meter of active HeliaFilm®. The low power consumption of the production process is a key feature next to the organic materials that lead to a uniquely short energy payback time of less than three months.