01 Sep 2016
Second phase of larest Asian application of HeliaFilm now converting sunlight to electricity.Heliatek’s large pilot installation has been successfully completed in Singapore. HeliaFilm is being tested under the tropical weather conditions of Singapore to provide new urban fit energy solutions for the ever-growing cities of Asia.
Already the largest BIOPV (Building Integrated Organic Photovoltaic) project in Asia, this installation, as reported by optics.org in October 2015, has been further expanded with more HeliaFilm installed on various façade and roof elements.
Covering the Seletar Aerospace walkway with solar film during the first phase in 2015, HeliaFilm has now been installed on approximately 200 m2 in JTC’s Cleantech Park I and II with the potential to deliver a peak power of more than 10 kWp.
The opaque organic solar film was installed on the west façade of the Cleantech I building on steel panels with 56 films of 2-meter-length and 45 films of 3.25-meter-length laminated into 15 glass elements. On the Cleantech II building, 87 HeliaFilm solar films were mounted directly on glass elements.
In the third phase of this project, transparent films will be added to the installation. Continuous monitoring is performed by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS); Heliatek says that the gathered data have “once again proved the unique capability of HeliaFilm, that is its performance is stable at high temperatures and non-optimal orientations unlike conventional solar panels.” The project continues until mid- 2017.
Thibaud Le Séguillon, CEO of Heliatek, commented, “This pilot is a successful example how HeliaFilm can become a truly green and urban fit energy solution for sustainable city development.
”The advantages of this material for distributed generation of solar energy in tropical climates are providing new ways for Singapore to become a greener city. We are progressing steadily with our worldwide pilot projects towards the large industrial roll out of HeliaFilm. This Singapore project is an important milestone in this process.”