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Risø DTU produces polymer solar cell test method platform

Risø DTU is going to put a newly developed test platform for polymer solar cells into production.

The polymer solar cell test platform will be transformed from a prototype into production ready 0-Series in collaboration with LS Control.

"For a long time, we have been having problems with the slow test phases in our own production of polymer solar cells. So Frederik C. Krebs, Professor, decided to develop a comprehensive test solution that was faster. He finally found a method that was much faster but also easier to use," explains Torben Damgaard Nielsen, Innovation and Business Developer at Risø DTU.

Because of these results, Risø DTU has entered into cooperation with the Zealandic company LS Control who is to develop the polymer solar cell test prototype into a commercial product.

"Risø DTU has given us the task of developing a 0-series. In practice, this means that we use the prototype to develop solutions, making the prototype ready for production. At this point, we are obviously keen to enter the scene as producer, but it is up to Risø DTU," says Per Nielsen, Manager of LS Control.

Damgaard Nielsen adds: "There is the economic aspect of selling the test platform which is interesting, because even as part of a research programme, you still need to provide commercial revenues. Another issue to be addressed is whether we can make our mark with a licensed product both in relation to research and commercially when it comes to the development of third generation polymer solar cells”

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