Projects - Research & Development
Environmentally friendly. Compact, versatile, adaptable. Say hello to the future of mobile power.
TrailBlazer is seen as a replacement for the abundance of diesel generators currently used at events, in construction, or even at natural disasters events such as floods or earthquakes, in conflict areas or refugee camps.
The trailblazer trailer can supply 100kWh of energy – enough to power the average UK home for a week – and uses flexible solar photovoltaic cells stored in the trailer to recharge the energy supplies daily. The design uses lightweight flexible solar PV cells that generate from daylight as well as sunlight, meaning the trailer’s photovoltaic cells can be installed vertically or horizontally, regardless of orientation or shading, giving users the maximum flexibility
Press release November 18
Creating a high performing barrier film for OLED and PV applications
High Barrier Performance for Plastic Electronics ‘HiBPE’ was a collaborative research and development project which focused on developing a high performance barrier material for flexible photovoltaic (PV) and OLED applications. The three year Innovate UK project ran from April 2013 to February 2016 and brought together technology developers CPI and Specific, alongside technology provider Camvac and end users Inside2Outside, G24 Power Ltd and Tata Steel.
The flexibility, lightweight and low cost nature of flexible
photovoltaic and OLED devices is attractive for a number of future
applications in the build environment such as lighting, solar power
generation and industrial roofing. However the technology is not yet
in the mass market as developmental progress is needed to produce OLED and PV devices at the price points, manufacturing volumes and cell efficiency requirements that industry desires.