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HeliaSol

Ultra-lightweight, flexible and ultra-thin organic solar solution for rooftops

April 2020
Gallery HeliaSol 1
Gallery HeliaSol 1
01.

Identification

HeliaSol® is an organic solar solution that helps customers to virtually convert any surface into a power-generating solar surface, helping the customers to become less susceptible to increasing energy prices.

HeliaSol® is flexible, ultra-lightweight and ultra-thin, which enables more surfaces to become energy generator. The film is perfectly suited on curved or non-straight rooftops, ones with low static conditions like old buildings or lightweight industrial buildings, which usually cannot take traditional PV solutions. Even Façade installations can be realised with HeliaSol®. The solar film is a ready-to-use product with a specific adhesive on the back, which is glued directly to surfaces like steel, concrete and rooftop membranes.

Sector

Target client profile

Label Date April 2020
Collaborating with Engie
From Germany
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Investors; Network; Visibility; Funding; Partners; Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • A carbon footprint of 5-7 g CO2e/kWh for central Europe in comparison to 1000g CO2e/kWh for brown coal
  • Ultra-lightweight (less than 2 kg/m²), very thin (less than 2 mm (excluding junction box)), and flexible (minimum bending radius of 20 cm)
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Energy Payback Time (EPT) and Carbon Payback Time (CPT) of less than 6 months
04.

Activity Region

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  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Implementation Stories

HeliaSol by Heliatek
Implemented by Engie in La Rochelle (France) in 2017

Engie and the Department of Charentes Maritimes, implemented the technology on the College Pierre Mendès-France’s roof in La Rochelle in 2017. The aim was to provide green energy for the lighting and cooling of the building which had a zinc metal rooftop-structure requiring a lightweight and easy to install product. The implemented system with its R&D production line covers 514 m2 with a capacity of 22.5 kWp. 8 hours were needed for 6 workers to install the 378 films.

Result

20.925 kwh produced in 2019 & ⊓ 1,300 kg co2 compared to the french grid electricity mix

06.

Company Profile

Heliatek

World-leader in industrial-grade organic solar films for decentralized electricity generation.

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Headquarters 01139 Dresden, Germany
07.

Collaborating with

Engie

As a major stakeholder in the international energy industry, ENGIE is focused on its 3 core businesses of Electricity, Natural Gas and Energy Services to support and develop a new vision of energy for the world: sustainable energy available to everyone.

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Headquarters 92400 Courbevoie, France
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