Collaborative Project “PhotonFlex”

Innovative technologies for manufacturing organic solar cells

The aim of the PhotonFlex project is to develop and test innovative technologies for the cost-effective and highly productive manufacturing of flexible organic solar cells.

Oberflächenstrukturierung mit Laserstrahlung
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Surface structuring with laser radiation.

The idea is to produce the solar cells with active absorbers from the liquid phase using laser-based techniques for cell switching and highly efficient drying. This project will serve to strengthen the research and mechanical engineering sectors in North Rhine-Westphalia, thereby boosting the region’s solar industry, which is a pillar of sustainable resource utilization.

The project was launched in June 2016 and is set to run for three years.

Funding for the PhotonFlex project

PhotonFlex is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the funding code: EU-1-1-078E/EFRE-0800066

European Regional Development Fund (EFRE)

EFRE im Land NRW

Contact Fraunhofer ILT

M.Sc. Maximilian Brosda

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Steinbachstr. 15, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone +49 241 8906-208
Fax +49 241 8906-121