Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSCs)
Exeger produces DSCs, the most promising of the latest (third) generation of solar cells. These work on the principle of photosynthesis. Unlike silicon solar cells, DSCs obtain solar energy using dyes, which are abundant, cheap and environmentally unobtrusive.
Exeger’s dye-sensitized solar cells serve various applications: building integrated photovoltaic, automotive integrated photovoltaic, and consumer electronics.
Exeger holds cutting edge technology for transparent and non-transparent DSCs. In addition, Exeger has invented the High Efficiency Cell (HEFFA), which combines low cost with superior performance in enhancing the efficiency of non-transparent DSCs. Not only does this product work well indoors, it is also suitable for India’s average expected outdoor conditions including haze, smog and dust.
In a global breakthrough in terms of material science and nanotechnology, Exeger has integrated a unique photonic crystal into DSCs for a new class of high-efficiency cells, adding immense versatility in transparency and colour.
Exeger’s 1DPC technology is the only known technology that can dramatically increase efficiency standards in DSCs. The 1-dimensional photonic crystal can be introduced as a layer into any kind of dye-sensitized solar cell. It acts as a tunable selective mirror inside the cell, reflecting specific wavelengths of light back into the light-absorbing layer, for increased light absorption.
Exeger has received a grant of 1.8 million Euros under the LIFE+ project, which finances cutting edge environmental initiatives in the European Union. Under the project, Exeger will build a pilot production plant to demonstrate the large-scale production of DSCs. The pilot plant is expected to be one of the largest manufacturers of dye-sensitized solar cells in the world.
Outlines Alexandre Askmo of Exeger: ‘We see massive market potential in India, where there is a real demand for energy access. Our product is cheap, easy to use, can be applied easily to retrofit existing buildings/rooftops/windows. There are no material limitations and there is no efficiency loss with smog or dirty windows – which are small things but have the potential to reduce energy generated with conventional solar products.’
Giovanni Fili (Founder and CEO)
Giovanni Fili is an experienced entrepreneur and private investor, with 15 years of experience in business development. He is the founding partner and Chairman of the Board in real estate companies with project values in excess of 100M€.
Henrik Lindström (CTO)
Dr. Lindström is responsible for device development and production integration at Exeger. Dr. Lindström has 17 years of research experience in the solar energy sector and holds 2 patents in the field of dye-sensitized solar cells. He was responsible for building a pilot-line for continuous production of dye-sensitized solar cells, based on his 2 patents, in Anders Hagfeldts group at Uppsala University.
Hernán Míguez (Head of R&D)
Dr. Míguez heads the research group which is pioneering the development of novel porous photonic crystals based on nanoparticles and other mesostructured materials for applications in the solar cell industry.
Bringing Innovation to Life for India
Exeger has received a grant of 1.8 million Euros under the LIFE+ project, which finances cutting edge environmental initiatives in the European Union. Under the project, Exeger will build a pilot production plant to demonstrate the large-scale production of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs). The pilot plant is expected to be one of the largest manufacturers of dye-sensitized solar cells in the world.