Energy harvesting and storage
CDT is developing solutions to the challenges of providing renewable energy, and power solutions for ubiquitous electronics.
For energy harvesting solutions CDT is working on organic photovoltaic and organic thermoelectric devices.
For energy-storage solutions CDT is working on a flexible rechargeable hybrid supercapacitor/battery technology for Internet-of-Things, sensors and other applications.
BIPV – Building-integrated Photovoltaics
Organic materials and processes have been developed for semi-transparent and coloured photovoltaic modules.
The versatility of Organic Photovoltaics allows them to be integrated into the fabric of buildings.
- Helps achieve European Efficiency Directive targets.
- Multifunctional BIPV may additionally provide UV, heat (IR) and sound insulation.
- The technology is also suitable for transparent windows, atria and car sunroofs.