The plant was established in the former hall of the Wroclaw Pafawag, currently Hala Nowa 7, on the premises of the Wroclaw Technological Park at ul. Fabryczna.
When asked ‘why Wroclaw?’, Olga Malinkiewicz, who developed a new perovskite utilisation method, stresses that she arrived here from Valencia in Spain a few years ago because she had established co-operation with Wroclaw Research Centre EIT+.
‘Wroclaw was the only city from which I heard: Olga, when you decide to arrive in Poland and develop your technology, we invite you to Wroclaw, we have a good infrastructure here,’ says Olga Malinkiewicz, CTO of Saule Technologies.
Perovskite modules: new-generation solar cells
Perovskites are minerals, and their utilisation has been discussed in the world of science for years. This word may soon become a household name. The whole credit goes to the Wroclaw company Saule Technologies. They were the first in the world to transfer perovskite cells from the research laboratory to the production line, which means that it can be widely used in all areas where energy is necessary.
Built on the basis of perovskite modules, lightweight and elastic solar panels can be integrated with façades of buildings and roofings of low load capacity, thus allowing for the acquisition of energy from larger areas.
Saule Technologies is a Polish company connected with the Wroclaw Technological Park that develops the technology of new-generation printed perovskite solar cells. The company was founded by Olga Malinkiewicz – the inventor of the method – and experienced businessmen Piotr Krych and Artur Kupczunas in 2014. Currently Saule Technologies is a team of 40 scientists, engineers and administrative employees from 15 countries.
Perovskite modules will also prove very useful in electronic devices such as the Internet of Things both in indoor and outdoor areas, which will eliminate the need to replace batteries. Perovskite cells are distinguished by high efficiency even in poor lighting conditions, including artificial lighting. Moreover, these cells can be printed onto various surfaces in a wide range of shapes – for example, onto foils, fabrics or roof tiles.