Member - Power Roll

Power Roll has reinvented solar to generate energy anywhere and everywhere, using any surface.

Type Company
Founded 2012
Company Size 30
Member Type
Founders Dr. John Topping
Headquarters Sunderland SR5 3NZ, Royaume-Uni
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Power Roll


Power Roll’s disruptive solar technology relies on a novel architecture utilising micro-grooves, thinner than a human hair, connected in series through a unique metallisation process. These micro-grooves act as a carrier for photoactive materials, and Power Roll is harnessing advances in perovskite technology inside this unique architecture to manufacture solar modules at a disruptively lower price point (leading to solar energy at a manufacturing cost of $0.03 per Watt). Power Roll’s Roll-to-Roll manufacturing process offers the prospect of the lowest cost of energy of any solar technology. Its solar panels are produced at 20% of the cost of the current market leader, and <10% of the equivalent lightweight flexible solar panels using standard technology. They have demonstrated a 20cm2 module and because of the unique nature of the architecture, this comprises 8,000 individual solar cells connected into 500 modules – not just one cell.
Headquarters Sunderland SR5 3NZ, Royaume-Uni

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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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Sustainable cities and communities
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