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Printable Energy production

IF INTERNET OF THINGS COULD COLLECT ITS OWN ENERGY, COULD WE MAKE THEM SUSTAINABLE?

Our daily usage of connected objects, smartphones and other watches requires more and more energy, some studies show that there will be more than 50 billions of connected objects in 2020. The scale factor makes everyday a new challenge for the network to provide this overload of energy.

We are living in a world of light, the photovoltaic energy is available everywhere in the planet, being energy self-sufficient for our electronics is for all of us the really wireless world!

Manufacturing technique using digital printing opens new perspectives

BREAKTHROUGH IDEA

Your product can be covered of cutting-edge photovoltaic cells to power any sensors and or IoT. Taking advantage of the natural or artificial lighting, you collect energy wherever you are in the planet. Either it can supply directly your electronics, or it’s stored in battery.

Dracula Technologies Startup is developing a disruptive printable solar energy, called Layer ®

It’s an OPV cell manufacturing technique made of 5 nano-layers of materials using digital printing: in the same way that an office printer uses graphic ink to print, we print our LAYER® modules using conductive ink that we have formulated ourselves thanks to:

  • Generating energy from ambient light (natural or artificial)
  • Being adjustable and integrated in the surface thanks to the printing of the modules. Shapes and curves make them possible
  • Ensuring positive environmental impact. Only organic polymers derived from carbon are used to make the conductive inks

 

Technical expertise:

As a result of several years of R&D Dracula Technologies has developed a support process using tools to evaluate the energy consumption and the lighting conditions. We then carry out studies in order to optimize the solution needed.

  • Spy: The use of photodetector cells to carry out assessments and measure the lighting conditions.
  • Characterisation test bench: Reproduce exposure situations of our modules to different lighting conditions both indoors and outdoors. IM2NP
  • Modelling software: To guarantee made-to-measure sizing which optimizes the active surface in order to meet the clients’ needs precisely. Polyomino European Project 

 

BENEFITS TO USE THE 3DEXPERIENCE PLATFORM

  • Use Biovia to help chemical formulation and material sustainability (Replace the Chlora component in one of the layers, manage colors and lifetime)
  • Implement a knowledge based Design tool to integrate in device, translate styling inputs into predictable energy, and create production data
  • Simulate performance, robustness and durability
  • Implement the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform / Market Place to manage the B to B relation (test and evaluation of a Design online)

 

COLLABORATIVE & COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE to Ensure Success

Dracula Technologie’s know-how is the result of a collaboration of over 10 years with the industrialists, HUTCHINSON and research centers (CEA-INES, CNRS, IM2NP, CiNaM, CSEM). Our development engineers work closely with our scientific committee that includes academics and industrialists.

Dracula Technologies carries the French Tech in the Alps, BPI Excellence, InnoEnergy, Dassault Systems and Airbus labels. Our technology has led to several patents and relies on the mastery of an OPV cell manufacturing process using digital printing which traps light both outdoors and indoors.

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