According to G24i, it is the shipment makes the company the “first commercial manufacturer of dye-sensitised solar cells technology for mass consumer use in the world.”
The G24i dye-sensitised solar cell PV panels will be integrated into a range of bags targeting the consumer market.
The panel will harvest energy while used outdoors as well as in low light conditions indoors, and power mobile electronic devices such as mobile phones, e-books, cameras, and portable LED lighting systems.
The G24i module is based on a technology invented by the chemist, Professor Michael Grätzel, Director, Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.
G24i’s CEO, John Hartnett, says: “Our goal is to deliver the future of mobile energy by personalising solar power, which we will achieve by remaining at the forefront of design and development of this revolutionary light-harvesting technology.”
Hartnett adds: “With this shipment we are sending a clear signal to OEM and electronics manufacturers that the lightweight, flexible G24i DSSC module is a highly differentiated product that will help them meet the rapidly growing needs of eco-conscious consumers. Our modules can easily be integrated into a wide variety of consumer products, and offer significant potential for cost reduction and enhanced value, as well as lowering the carbon footprint generated by such products.”