ASCA is currently finalizing the industrialization stage of the new generation of its solar solutions that will be on the market by the beginning of next year. By using non-fullerene acceptor-based organic semiconductors and a new generation of hole transport layer – both manufactured by Raynergy Tek – ASCA has achieved significantly higher efficiency. Through extensive optimization, the ASCA® product now achieves a power beyond 70 watts per square meter while maintaining its durability. This is a 40 percent power increase compared to today’s industrial product.
In order to further improve the performance, ASCA and Raynergy Tek have agreed to cooperate on the long-term optimization of the existing materials and the integration of new materials, developed by Raynergy Tek. Raynergy Tek has therefore inaugurated a testing facility for semiconductor materials in April 2022. Aiming to develop the OPV market together, ASCA and Raynergy Tek are now renewing and extending their collaboration with a strategic production and commercialization partnership.
Partners from laboratory to commercialization
“We are very optimistic about the market growth of green sustainable energy solutions like the ones from ASCA®. In order to be in line with the demand of customers all over the world, Raynergy Tek has committed to further expand its production capability from two to four lines, which will be ready to operate in Q4 of 2022. Each line is expected to produce 20 kilograms of organic semiconductor ma-terial per year to ensure a stable supply for ASCA,” Benny Lin, Vice President of Business Develop-ment of Raynergy Tek, says.
“Raynergy Tek and ASCA have common goals to bring the OPV business to the next level. To do so, we are strengthening our cooperation on new materials at the cutting edge of R&D and industrializa-tion. This way we can establish a clear roadmap for the next generations of ASCA® modules from laboratory to commercialization,” Dr. Sebastian Meier, Vice President of Corporate Development and Technology at ASCA, adds.
ASCA and Raynergy Tek have been working closely together since 2014. In 2021, the companies entered into a partnership agreement to strengthen their joint developments, which is now taken into a wider agreement for the future.