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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.

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Label Date April 20, 2020
Parent company ENGIE
From Germany
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Investors; Network; Visibility; Funding; Partners; Credibility
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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

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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 50 cm)
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The Financial benefits

  • Energy Payback Time (EPT) and Carbon Payback Time (CPT) of less than 6 months
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Company Profile

Heliatek

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

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Headquarters 01139 Dresden, Deutschland
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Parent company

ENGIE

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.

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