Jan 24, 2020
Solivus® is excited to announce that their unique solar fabric an ultra-lightweight Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) manufactured by Heliatek has won a Global Innovation Award.
Our partner, Heliatek who supplies the solar fabric won the 2020 Global Innovation Award created by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the online video platform GloballyGreat. The award honours ground-breaking projects, and outstanding sustainable innovations that could be applied in the Middle East.
Companies who had the opportunity to apply for the award on the innovative video platform focused on sustainability launched by GloballyGreat. Heliatek won the award against strong competitors for their organic solar films that are also used by Solivus®. The fabric is unique as it transforms virtually any building into a clean energy generator including the commercial industry which previously could not use traditional solar panels due to their weight.
The award was handed over to Guido van Tartwijk (Heliatek CEO) during Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week 2020, who said during the ceremony: “We are deeply honoured to win the Global Innovation Award 2020 initiated by the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. With Heliatek’s innovative organic solar films we provide a perfect solution to energise buildings with a clean energy generation technology. This will help to achieve the UAE 2021 vision of sustainable environment and infrastructure. “
Jo Parker-Swift, CEO of Solivus® said, “We are delighted for our partner Heliatek to have won this prestigious award. We knew that their solar fabric was a game changer in the solar energy market due to its unique, ultra-lightweight, low carbon footprint. We are excited to be working with a partner who is truly transforming the solar energy market.
Solivus® wants to make the world a better place. We are passionate about making a difference to the environment by creating truly sustainable, clean energy products for a fast, evolving market. Our innovative, ultra-lightweight fabric has been designed for the residential and commercial sectors but we want to expand our reach and make it available to many.
Our goal is to be pivotal in reducing reliance on non-renewable energy sources and make cost-efficient energy generation and storage through the transition to more energy efficient vehicles powered with renewable energy and trading excess renewable energy to others to create a cleaner environment for everyone.
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