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FACESS / Primebits: Printed electronics developments for energy source and storage as well as for memories

This is a technology or research stand, located in Zone R3 - Green ICT. Stand number: R3-01

The goal of the FACESS project is to integrate organic solar cells, thin-film battery and roll-to-roll (R2R) production techniques to create an energy source.

The FACESS (Flexible Autonomous Cost-efficient Energy Source and Storage) project aims to manufacture efficient organic solar cells (OSC) and a thin-film battery (TFB) on flexible substrate using cost-efficient roll-to-roll (R2R) mass production techniques. It will then integrate these three structures in a flexible, fully autonomous energy source. In this assembly, organic solar cells harvest solar energy and charge the thin-film batteries to provide electricity. The Si-based transistor circuitry integrated on the foil controls the charge operation. In the PriMeBits project, a printable electric low-voltage non-volatile memory has been developed for printed sensor, data-card and authentication applications. Sample devices will be presented.

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Coordinator: Jukka HAST (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Printed electronics and optics centre, Finland)

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