Paragraf’s Free Energy Target
Combining graphene with other materials to make heterostructure devices is key to utilising the advantages of graphene in existing devices. It is also essential that the combination technique doesn’t have a deleterious effect on the properties of the graphene, difficult given that it is extremely sensitive to interactions with other chemicals and elements.
Paragraf’s technique delivers the possibility to combine graphene with other crystalline materials directly, without the need for additional processing actions or material transfer. This allows the pristine properties of graphene to be harnessed by the device or system, thereby increasing performance parameters such as electrical extraction efficiency, which is incredibly useful for many energy generation and storage technologies.
In addition, Paragraf’s capability to highly functionalize graphene, also opens the door to new energy harvesting ideas, for example using other environmental interactions and forces to create novel energy generation approaches.
Verditek plc, (AIM:VDTK) the clean technology company, and Paragraf Ltd the leading Cambridge based experts in graphene technology development, are delighted to announce agreement of terms for a joint development program targeting new solar technology. The objective is to harness the significant potential advantages of graphene to improve the output of solar power generation over state of the art cells and panels.
Paragraf’s proprietary manufacturing process of large scale, high quality, graphene lends itself for development to integrate with Verditek solar technology. The program will investigate, develop and verify the application of graphene to solar devices, imparting the advanced electrical and mechanical properties of graphene to solar cells to realise a new generation of highly robust, ultra-light weight panels that will potentially revolutionise the photovoltaic market.
Paragraf’s’ new approach to two-dimensional materials, in particular graphene, developed at the University of Cambridge, enables for the first-time highly reproducible, large scale production of these potentially game changing materials. With the capabilities to functionalise properties for the end application and readily combine with industry standard device materials, and current processing line tools, the possibilities for two-dimensional materials to significantly improve todays technologies is being enabled.
Verditek’s production of lightweight flexible solar panels, manufactured at its new facility in San Marino, Italy, can transform residential and commercial buildings through the embracing of solar energy. The Verditek solar module excels where function and design are equally appreciated.
Dr Geoff Nesbitt, Verditek’s None-executive chairman, commented: “This is an exciting development for both our organisations. The opportunity to apply the breakthrough graphene production technique developed by Paragraf to the Verditek solar cells moves us both to the cutting edge of the solar industry.”
Dr Simon Thomas, CEO of Paragraf commented: “The potential of two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, to significantly improve the performance of todays technologies is well understood. However, to achieve real improvements in combination with commercial viability requires well founded, proven technology and cutting-edge R&D. The synergy of Verditek market disrupting solar cell design with Paragraf’s revolutionary materials has the potential to dramatically advance todays solar energy generation capabilities, providing a potentially market defining opportunity for the partnership.”
About Verditek plc
AIM listed Verditek plc is a holding company with three businesses operating within the clean technology sector. The Company has a unique liquid gas absorption technology expected to revolutionize the global CO2 capture industry; two solar manufacturing production lines in San Marino each of 25MWp (total 50MWp) producing what is believed to be an innovative and un-paralleled solar PV building material; and a pioneering filtration deodorization technology, which is commercially proven and tackles a wide range of odours within air and water at a high efficiency.
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About Paragraf ltd.
Paragraf is a spin out from the high-profile Centre for Gallium Nitride group of Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, in the department of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. The novel IP and know-how developed by Paragraf is starting to deliver the extraordinary capabilities of two-dimensional materials, improving current technologies and enabling long speculated, potentially life changing applications. Through Paragraf's breakthrough, high impact applications, capable of improving the quality of life globally, are being brought within reach, for example delivery of significantly improved efficiency green power generation, such as solar energy harvesting.
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Dec 21, 2017
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