As a PhD student at the University of Valencia, Olga Malinkiewicz invents a revolutionary method to produce solar cells by coating perovskites on flexible foils. This achievement earns her multiple awards and garners international media attention.
Realizing that her breakthrough has the potential to impact the world on a massive scale, Olga teams up with Piotr Krych and Artur Kupczunas, and Saule Technologies is created.
While Saule Technologies makes active progress in its laboratories, the company receives an investment from well-known Japanese entrepreneur and investor – Mr. Hideo Sawada – represented by Huis Ten Bosch Co. Ltd.
Saule Technologies continues to discover new opportunities through new challenges. The team introduces the first real-life application of perovskite solar cells – a mobile phone charger that operates under artificial light.
As Saule Technologies partners with major players like Ergis and Skanska, our first flexible, A4-sized perovskite solar module on an ultrathin plastic foil is inkjet-printed. The module is demonstrated by charging electronic devices at the IDTechEx Show! in the US.
Another significant milestone is achieved when the Saule Team creates a semi-transparent, A4-sized perovskite module. And our products are tested internationally in Poland (Skanska’s Spark office building in Warsaw) and Japan (Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki).
The first product for the electromobility market is introduced – the Solar Carport. While the dedicated research in our laboratory brings promising results, Saule Technologies starts building the first production line.
After site-acceptance tests and technology transfer by the end of 2020, the production line will allow to supply first perovskite-powered products in the IoT and BIPV market. In September, the company received a 10 million euros investment from a Polish silicon PV provider – Columbus Energy.