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Epishine launches world’s smallest organic solar cell


Swedish technology firm Epishine has just released its “light cell”, which promises to revolutionise powering small electronic devices. Its organic solar cells are thin and flexible, easily integrated in sensors, consumer electronics and other low-power devices, helping reduce or eliminate the need for batteries.

“We can now offer a product that completely redefines the possibilities for anyone developing low-power wireless devices, for instance for the growing IoT and PropTech markets. You can now develop products that don’t dependent on expensive battery replacements,” said Jonas Palmér, Sales Director at Epishine.

Epishine also developed a pioneering manufacturing processes for the printed organic solar cells that, among other things, provide a unique manufacturing scaleability.

“We are very proud to have taken the results of more than 25 years of research into this product. What makes it even better is that we have also developed a production process that is scaleable into large volumes, which makes us one of the global leading actors in printed organic solar cells,” said Anna Björklou, Epishine’s CEO.
Epishine’s light cells are non-toxic, based on organic electronics and printed on recyclable plastic. Their unique scaleability is due to the fact that the entire manufacturing process is based on different printing techniques, roll-to-roll.

Epishine’s first product was released last month (February, 2021), and is optimised for low energy lighting indoors.
“The global digital transformation requires more and more dataflow between the physical and digital worlds. This will rapidly lead to a countless number of small sensors and displays, which today are powered by batteries. This is not sustainable, neither from an environmental perspective nor from a maintenance perspective,” said Björklou. “All electronic devices that today are powered by small batteries that last for a year or more can potentially be powered by harvesting ordinary indoor light with our innovation.”

The firm’s long-term goal is to be in the forefront of printed organic solar cells and offer scaleable, resource-efficient and affordable solar cells.

The company was founded in 2016 in Linköping, and currently has just over 20 employees.

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