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Solar PV

Algae-inspired efficiency enhancement for solar cells.

The need

Solar panels are known to be inefficient. They only transform 15%-20 % of the light that hits them into electricity.

The solution

The nanoporous silica shell from an algae species that thrive in cold Nordic seas is a material naturally designed to trap light so efficiently that algae can survive in this dark environment. When incorporated into solar cells, the light trapping ability of the solar cell is increased and its efficiency enhanced. The material is produced in a process where wastewater is treated and an organic biomass produced that is able to be utilised in a variety of applications beneficial for society.

The value proposition

• Environmentally-friendly produced natural nanomaterial.
• Increased efficiency of solar cells.
• Lower cost of solar energy.

TBB.2018 Pitching session

TBB.2018 Pitching session

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Swedish Algae Factory Sparks Interest
Algica Sofie Allert 1500 1280X719

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Swedish Algae Factory AB Stena Center 1B — 41292 Gotheburg www.swedishalgaefactory.com