AGC Glass Europe, Heliatek’s long-term partner in the field of glass products, will showcase the BIOPV (Building integrated organic photovoltaic) solution as part of the Belgian pavilion.Glass for energy generation In response to the general theme of the Expo, the first part of the pavilion symbolically represents the very elongated shape of the traditional Belgian farm.The roof is covered with AGC laminated photovoltaic glass which filters the light while supplying electricity for the pavilion. This glass incorporates - along with other technologies - the innovative organic solar film HeliaFilm®, which converts sun light into electricity.
The combination of glass and active films is a joint product development by AGC Glass Europe and Heliatek. By using HeliaFilm® for the Expo, AGC displays what an innovative high-end glass product could look like.
“This project is an important step forward in the development cooperation of AGC Glass Europe and Heliatek.” emphasizes Thomas Bickl, VP Sales & Product Development of Heliatek. “It not only represents a new milestone after the successful start of the first pilot project last year on the building façade of our headquarters, but also the mutual commitments that we both have in this common project.”
“In this way AGC Glass Europe demonstrates its constant pursuit for innovation and that its range of advanced glass solutions is the core of Belgian pavilion © Expo Milano 2015 – www.expomilano2015.be--- sustainable architectural solutions.“ stated Mr. Frédéric Bonnefoy, Product Manager at AGC Glass Europe.
The Expo Milano 2015 is being held from 1st May to 31st October 2015. As a partner in the Belgian pavilion at the Universal Exhibition in Milan, AGC Glass Europe is supplying high-performance glass for the building with improved thermal insulation, solar protection and energy generation. As well as marking the Belgian identity of the pavilion, the AGC glass embodies the themes of environmental sustainability and technological innovation that underlie its design.
HeliaFilm is semitransparent, lightweight and flexible
Heliatek was spun off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Ulm. The company is a leader in the field of Organic Electronics Energy holding the world record efficiency of 12%. Through both its leading edge material development and its proven capability for volume manufacturing Heliatek is the first company to begin commercialization of large area OPV solar film. Its business model is to supply the customdesigned HeliaFilm® to partners in industries such as building and construction materials, automotive and light architectural structures. Heliatek maintains a total staff of some 75 specialists at its facilities in Dresden and Ulm, Germany.
Investors in Heliatek include leading industrial and financial companies such as BASF, Bosch, Innogy Venture Capital, Wellington Partners, eCapital and Aqton SE. Research and development work, as well as the installation of production technology has been funded by the Free State of Saxony, the Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF-Projekt LOTsE (03EK3505E)) and the European Union.
For further information on Heliatek please contact: Kathleen Walter / Heliatek GmbH / Treidlerstr. 3, 01139 Dresden Tel: +49 351 213 034 421; email@example.com; www.heliatek.com
HeliaFilm is a registered trademark of Heliatek GmbH
About AGC Glass Europe:
Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and markets flat glass for the construction industry (external glazing and interior decoration), car manufacture and solar power applications. It is the European branch of AGC, the world’s leading producer of flat glass. It has over 100 sites throughout Europe, from Spain to Russia, and employs around 14,500 employees.
More information on www.agc-glass.eu (corporate site), www.yourglass.com (glass for the construction industry) and www.agc-automotive.com (for the automotive industry).