glass 2 energy ltd
The newly established Swiss company, has acquired a DSC licence of a new type of photovoltaic cell, based on advances made by Professor Grätzel of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
The technology of dye synthesized solar cells is often referred to as artificial photosynthesis, analogous to chlorophyll in leafs, where a sensitized dye absorbs light and generates excited electrons. These electrons are injected into and transported via the conduction band of a high surface area semiconductor. These cells are thin film devices that use a nanocrystalline carrier layer made of titanium dioxide (TiO2) whose surface is chemically bonded with a monolayer of light-absorbing dye molecules. A small amount of gel electrolyte is used for the transport of the carriers.
A technology to build energy self-sufficient buildings.
The energy production costs of these cells will be significantly below grid parity and competitive to all cells produced today, once mass produced. As the impact of the angle of incidence is low the whole surface (south, north, west, east and roof) of the building envelope can be dedicated to power generation. This technology represents a change of paradigm in the aim to build energy self-sufficient buildings. Panels take the functions of façade, windows, power generators and decorations in one go.
Unprecedented design possibilities for architectural design with colours, designs over total building envelope.
CEO, dipl. Ing. EPFL
Extensive 18 year long experience in dye-sensitized solar cells on laboratory and industrial level.
CFO, patented specialist in business administration
Founder of Orava SA, board member or Chief Financial Officer of several companies.
COO, mechanical engineer HES
Long standing experience leading mass production of inks and light sensible paper as well as quality management systems.
Sales & Project Manager
A Mechanical Engineer, Feim has more than 20 years of experience in the photovoltaic and semiconductor industries as a development engineer and project manager. He has realised numerous megawatt scale photovoltaic projects.