Product release info

All information from our online live event February 2nd 2021

PRESS RELEASE 2021-02-02

Now Epishine's world unique solar cell is here

Now it's here. Epishine’s ”light cell” that can change how we power small electronics – a thin and flexible organic solar cell that can be integrated in sensors, consumer electronics and other low power devices to reduce or eliminate the need of batteries.

“We are very proud to have taken the results from more than 25 years of research into this product. What makes it even better is that we have also developed a production process that is scalable into large volumes. This makes us one of the global leading actors in printed organic solar cells”, says Anna Björklou, new CEO of Epishine.

Epishine’s light cells are non-toxic, based on organic electronics and encapsulated in recyclable plastics. The unique scalability is due to the fact that the entire manufacturing process is based on different printing techniques, roll-to-roll. The thin and flexible cells can easily be integrated into typical plastic-based electronics housings.

“We can now offer a product that completely redefines the possibilities for anyone developing low-power wireless devices for instance for the growing IoT and PropTech markets. You can now develop products that don’t dependent on expensive battery replacements”, says the sales director Jonas Palmér, Epishine.

The global digital transformation requires more and more dataflow between the physical and digital worlds. This will rapidly lead to a countless number of small sensors and displays, that today are powered by batteries. This is not sustainable, neither from an environmental perspective nor from a maintenance perspective.

Epishine’s cutting-edge light cell is optimized for ambient light indoors. All electronic devices that today are powered by small batteries that last for a year or more can potentially be powered by harvesting ordinary indoor light with this innovation.

The new Swedish light cell that Epishine is starting to sell today is manufactured in an industrial process with capacity for the world market.

About Epishine

Epishine's business is based on pioneering manufacturing breakthroughs within printed organic solar cells. They have developed disruptive process steps that, among other things, provide a unique scalability in terms of manufacturing and a unique efficiency in low light.

Epishine's first product was released February 2021 months and is optimized for low energy lighting indoors. It’s a small, thin and flexible light cell, printed on recyclable plastic and easily integrated into wireless products where it converts the ambient light into electricity. The light cells can be used instead of batteries on wireless sensors and similar devices in our increasingly connected world.

Epishine's long-term goal is to be in the forefront of printed organic solar cells and step by step enable the world's most scalable, resource-efficient and affordable solar cell. The company was founded in 2016 and has just over 20 employees with headquarters in Linköping and is mainly owned by a founding team together with renowned institutional investors and family offices. The next issue will be made in the spring of 2021

Nu är Epishines världsunika solcell här

Nu är den här. Epishines ”ljuscell” som kan förändra hur vi strömförsörjer små elektronikprodukter – en liten, tunn och flexibel organisk solcell som kan integreras i sensorer, konsumentelektronik och andra lågströmsprodukter för att minska eller eliminera behovet av batterier.

– Vi är mycket stolta över att ha tagit resultaten från 25 års forskning till denna produkt. Vi har dessutom utvecklat en produktionsprocess som är skalbar för stora volymer. Detta gör oss till en av de globalt ledande aktörerna inom tryckta organiska solceller, säger Anna Björklou, ny VD för Epishine.

Epishines ljusceller är giftfria, baserade på organisk elektronik och inkapslade i återvinningsbar plast. Den unika skalbarheten beror på att hela tillverkningsprocessen baseras på olika trycktekniker, rulle-till-rulle. De tunna och flexibla cellerna kan enkelt integreras i typiska plastbaserade elektronikhöljen.

– Vi erbjuder en produkt som omdefinierar förutsättningarna för alla som utvecklar trådlösa lågströmsprodukter, till exempel för de växande IoT- och PropTech-marknaderna. Man kan nu utveckla produkter som inte är beroende av dyra batteribyten, säger försäljningschef Jonas Palmér.

Den globala digitaliseringen kräver ett större och större dataflöde mellan den fysiska och digitala världen. Detta kommer snabbt leda till ett oräkneligt antal små sensorer och displayer som idag drivs av batterier. Detta är inte hållbart, varken ur ett miljöperspektiv eller ur ett underhållsperspektiv.

Epishines banbrytande ljuscell är optimerad för vanligt inomhusljus. All elektronik som idag drivs med små batterier som räcker i ett år eller mer kan potentiellt strömförsörjas genom att skörda vanligt inomhusljus med denna innovation.

Den nya svenska ljuscellen som Epishine börjar sälja idag tillverkas i en industriell process med kapacitet för världsmarknaden.

About Epishine

Epishine's business is based on pioneering manufacturing breakthroughs within printed organic solar cells. They have developed disruptive process steps that, among other things, provide a unique scalability in terms of manufacturing and a unique efficiency in low light.

Epishine's first product was released February 2021 months and is optimized for low energy lighting indoors. It’s a small, thin and flexible light cell, printed on recyclable plastic and easily integrated into wireless products where it converts the ambient light into electricity. The light cells can be used instead of batteries on wireless sensors and similar devices in our increasingly connected world.

Epishine's long-term goal is to be in the forefront of printed organic solar cells and step by step enable the world's most scalable, resource-efficient and affordable solar cell. The company was founded in 2016 and has just over 20 employees with headquarters in Linköping and is mainly owned by a founding team together with renowned institutional investors and family offices. The next issue will be made in the spring of 2021

Notes to editors
For further information, one-to-one interviews, etc. please contact:
Ann-Sofie Aktö, Digital Market Manager
annsofie.akto@epishine.com, +46 (0)73 383 68 58

Presentation parts

Mattias Josephson, VP Business Development at Epishine at Epishine's product release
Why is there a need for solar cells optimized for indoor light?
Mattias Josephson, VP Business Development
Jonas Palmér, Sales Director at Epishine at Epishine's product release
Key benefits with Epishine’s light cell
Jonas Palmér, Sales Director
Jonas Bergqvist, CTO at Epishine at Epishine's product release
Why is organic photovoltaics the best choice indoors?
Jonas Bergqvist, CTO
Tom Larsson, Product Design Engineer at Epishine at Epishine's product release
Mechanical integration of Epishine’s light cells
Tom Larsson, Product Design Engineer
Jesper Nilsson, Technical Project Manager at Epishine at Epishine's product release
Electronics for light powered products
Jesper Nilsson, Technical Project Manager
Microdata Due – Wireless fire detector
Angelo Mariotti, Business Development Manager

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Image of people around a tableEpishines Light Energy Harvesting moduleImage of Anna BjörklouMattias JosephsonImage of Jonas Palmér, Sales Director at Epishine.Image of Jesper Nilsson, Technical Project Manager at EpishineAnna Björklou (CEO), Mattias Josephson (VP Business Development and co-founder) and Jonas Bergqvist (CTO)Epishine light-cellImage of people in Epishine lab and manufacturingImage of people holding solar cell film
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