Helianthos is a program focused on the development of solar cell modules that can be manufactured via roll-to-roll processes on long foil substrates. Helianthos is run by a core group of industrial partners and is supported by universities, technology institutes, and other partners. Since 2006, Helianthos is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuon, an energy company from the Netherlands.
The active layers of such solar cells comprise a transparent conductive oxide layer (TCO), an active absorbent layer (e.g. thin film silicon), and a back contact layer (e.g. a reflective metal layer).
The key steps in the process sequence are:
PV laminates have the potential to be used for a range of applications, including:
US Patent Issued to Helianthos on Sept. 27 for "Method for Preparing Flexible Mechanically Compensated Transparent Layered Material" (Dutch Inventors)
Sep 28, 2011; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 28 -- United States Patent no. 8,025,929, issued on Sept. 27, was assigned to HELIANTHOS B. V....
WIPO ASSIGNS PATENT TO HELIANTHOS FOR "CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION PROCESS AND DEVICE" (DUTCH, GERMAN INVENTORS)
May 27, 2011; GENEVA, May 27 -- Publication No. WO/2011/060830 was published on May 26. Title of the invention: "CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION...