While being a young PhD student at the University of Valencia in Spain, Olga Malinkiewicz invents a unique method to produce solar cells by coating perovskites on flexible foils. Soon after, she receives multiple awards and earns media attention.
Olga quickly realizes that her breakthrough can impact the world on a massive scale, but she can't do it alone. Luckily, she meets Piotr Krych and Artur Kupczunas. From the first minutes, it is clear that they are going on this mission together. They officially start Saule Technologies.
Saule Technologies receives an investment from a well-known Japanese entrepreneur and investor - Mr. Hideo Sawada represented by Huis Ten Bosch Co. Ltd. Meanwhile, the team makes constant progress in the laboratory.
Our team introduces the first real-life application of perovskite solar cells - a mobile phone charger that operates under artificial light. We continuously face new challenges and envision more opportunities ahead.
For the first time, we inkjet-print an A4, flexible, perovskite solar module on an ultrathin plastic foil. The module demonstrates the ability to charge electronic devices at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, U.S. More attention from potential business partners results in our first JDAs with Ergis (one of the biggest foil manufacturers in the EU) and Skanska (a leading construction corporation).
The Saule Team achieves another significant milestone - we create an A4, semi-transparent perovskite module. Also, we implement our products and start tests in Poland (Skanska's Spark office building, Warsaw) and Japan (Henn na Hotel, Nagasaki).
After years of research and hard work in the laboratory, we’re getting ready to launch the prototype production line and start the commercialization of our technology. The first industrial size modules (up to 100 x 100 cm) will be released to our partners in the 3rd/4th quarter of 2020.