SOLAR ENERGY OPTIC Film

(SEO-FILM)

SOLAR ENERGY OPTIC Film

(SEO-FILM)

ICS developed SEO-film, and Its technology platform will transform solar energy economics on A global scale

Solar Energy OpticS (SEO-Film)

  • ICS has industrially researched and developed a unique technology platform and a film solution providing a 5-10% increase in energy output for conventional solar modules – and even higher gains for more advanced applications.
  • This technology significantly enhances solar energy economics and brings solar energy to the front line of sustainable energy solutions on a global scale.

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ICS is the technology leader in Solar Energy Optics (SEO) film solutions

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ICS technology is scalable and ready for seamless industrial adoption

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ICS technology is sustainable with a diverse range of solar applications

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ICS has a proven and trusted technology team

COMPARISON WITH SEO-FILM

Light redirection comparison on the edge of solar module

COMPARISON WITH SEO-FILM

Light redirection comparison on the edge of solar module

Enhanced light on the edge of the solar module: SEO-film captures and redirects light efficiently to the solar cell, leading to significantly enhanced energy output.

SEO film technology is applicable for multiple photovoltaic solutions with advanced optical features and gain factors:

  • Efficient redirecting reflectors for mono- and poly-crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules
  • Efficient black or transparent reflectors for building-integrated photovoltaic solutions (BIPV)
  • Efficient light trapping and reflector layers for thin film photovoltaic solutions
  • Efficient contacts shield for ribbons, busbars, finger contacts, etc.

SEO technology is based on fully embedded cavity optics with practical implementation, which is not exposed to external influences and contamination. The SEO-film is as effective as if the optics would be mounted on the surface of the solar module. The SEO-film will last as long as the module itself.

Our technology, with a comprehensive patent portfolio, is more effective than any previously introduced and tested light capturing methodology.

We use an ultra-thin SEO-film produced by a cost-efficient roll-to-roll process. Our SEO technology is truly scalable and ready for seamless industrial adoption on a global scale.

Our technology, with a comprehensive patent portfolio, is more effective than any previously introduced and tested light capturing methodology.

We use an ultra-thin SEO-film produced by a cost-efficient roll-to-roll process. Our SEO technology is truly scalable and ready for seamless industrial adoption on a global scale.

How the SEO-Film Works

A. ICS SEO Film; B. PV; C. EVA; D. Glass/Backsheet; E. Frame

ICS technology platform is based on internal light capture optics. This unique invention utilises optical micro-nanopatterns, which are embedded inside of the layer or coating.

The added benefit of the ICS solution is its suitability for all types of solar cells. ICS SEO film is a standalone layer, which can be laminated onto the top or bottom glass / backsheet.

Function of SEO-Film

  • Capture and redirect sunlight more efficiently
  • Trap the sunlight in the module for better PV cell absorption

NANO-MICRO OPTICAL eMBeDDeD CAVITY PATTERN

Roll of SEO-film tape

Performance Gains

(SEO films tested by Fraunhofer ISE)

ICS SEO technology significantly enhances solar energy economics and brings solar energy to the front line of sustainable energy solutions on a global scale.

SEO technology provides a 5% – 10% increase in energy output for conventional modules. Even higher gains for more advanced applications.

SEO-film on Bifacial Module

  • Gain for bifacial with conventional 4.0 mm cell distance:
    • Frontside  5,9% (ISC)
    • Backside  3,1% (ISC)
  • Additional cell distance increases gain

SEO-film on Monofacial Module

  • Gain for monofacial with conventional 4.0 mm cell distance: 5,5% (ISC)
  • Additional cell distance increases gain

Production

All SEO-Films are produced by means of roll-to-roll production. This method is the most cost-effective production method,with attractive economics, and high quality in scale.

ICS has patented the technology platform covering both the underlying optics and the related production.

Production

All SEO-Films are produced by means of roll-to-roll production. This method is the most cost-effective production method,with attractive economics, and high quality in scale.

ICS has patented the technology platform covering both the underlying optics and the related production.

ICS TEAM BACKGROUND AND TRACK RECORD

The ICS team has decades of experience in optics, optic materials, lighting, component manufacturing, industrialization and commercialization.

The team has led several industrial innovations which have been utilized by many global industry leaders; e.g. Amazon, Apple, Motorola, Eriksson, Nokia, Elcoteq, Tyco, etc.

The ICS team has led and been the key contributor for multiple successful technology partnerships. Among others, these partnerships have led to high value strategic transactions.

“Since our SEO film forms a fully laminated cavity profile it will last as long as the solar panel itself. We use an ultra-thin film produced by a cost-efficient roll-to-roll process. Thus our technology is truly scalable and ready for seamless industrial adoption on a global scale.”

Kari Rinko, CTO, ICS

2020 has been a true breakthrough year for ICS and its flagship SEO film product. Following the highly successful SEO film testing which was concluded by Fraunhofer in mid spring, we got a strong investor endorsement through a capital raise thereby securing the capital base for the final development stages and confirmatory testing for the SEO product. Parallel to this, the strong market interest has confirmed the uniqueness and compelling characteristics of the SEO offering. When it comes to the final months of the year, steps for commercial launch and strategies for accelerated global utilization of the SEO technology drive the corporate agenda and priorities.

Leo Hatjasalo, CEO, ICS

Contact Us!

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ICS HELSINKI OFFICE 

Laivakatu 3,
00150 Helsinki   
Finland

Tel: +358 500 404 768

ICS London office

11 Netherhall Gardens,
Samara Mansions, Flat 9
London NW3 5RN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7802 870 31