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infinityPV announces that Frederik C. Krebs to take full-time position of CEO

Scaling the technology has many challenges that are best met in the private sector, where scientific academic ambition does not interfere with finding pragmatic solutions to focused problems

infinityPV - Frederik C. Krebs - CEO

9 Jan 2018 | Editor

infinityPV has announced that Frederik C. Krebs has taken the role of CEO at infinityPV full-time and see him leave the Technical University of Denmark where he has been for the past 18 years.

According to infinityPV organic and printed solar cells have long been hailed as a potentially revolutionary technology that could advance energy production, however, commercialisation of the technology has progressed slowly.

infinityPV was founded in 2014 and since then the company has focused on building a vertically integrated business around printed solar cells. The manufacturing of printed organic solar cells is a multidisciplinary problem from organic chemistry to roll to roll printing.

Frederik C. Krebs has been a leading advocate of polymer and printed solar cells during his tenure at the Technical University of Denmark, and now wants to ensure that the full potential of organic photovoltaics and printed solar cells, and with this Frederik wants to enable anybody to manufacture, implement, and disseminate this technology in the right way.

Organic solar cells are currently finding applications in compact solar cell chargers, BIPV, drones, education, and more.

  • "Printed solar cells hold the promises of solving our energy needs - we have the technology, all needed materials are abundant, and we spend extremely limited energy producing them."

  • "I am really happy and look forward to dedicating all my time to the technology that I have worked on for 18 years"

  • “I want to make infinityPV realize the full potential of organic photovoltaics and printed solar cells and I want to enable anybody to manufacture, implement, and disseminate this technology in the right way."

  • "Academia has lifted this technology, once we struggled for 1% efficiency and now laboratory records easily exceed 10%"

  • "However, there are problems ill-suited for University work. In many ways the discovery phase is over for the technology. We have high efficiency and good lifetimes, but we will continuously encounter challenges as we scale the technology. I believe these new challenges are best met in the private sector, where scientific ambition does not interfere with our focus."

  • "At this phase all elements must be optimized as one"

  • "I want infinityPV to master and control all these elements, so we can realize the true potential of the technology. I also want to share this technology, which in my view has not always been correctly understood. Organic solar cells are often viewed and compared to crystalline silicon which is a tremendously successful technology. Currently we cannot compete with the prices of installed capacity for silicon, but we must not forget that the true potential lies in the thin outline, flexibility, freeform design, and scalability."

  • "At infinityPV our reach is wide from fundamental materials, through equipment and machinery to real life products"

  • "I believe this wide scope is necessary until the technology has become more mainstream and more strong actors have entered the industry."

  • "I want to show that it is possible, because I know it is, and my dream is for others to join forces and together make a strong industry. If I where to guess were infinityPV is in 5 years, I would perhaps rather say where I think printed solar is. It will be huge."

Frederik C. Krebs, CEO of infinityPV


About infinityPV

infinityPV is a Danish developer and manufacturer of printed solar cells, as well as materials and test equipment for printed electronics. The key interest of infinityPV is polymer solar cells, a technology that promises an alternative to traditional silicon solar cells. Products include solar cells, inks, transparent conductive electrodes, solar simulators, and characterization and manufacturing hardware. At infinityPV the aim is to make polymer solar cell technology accessible and affordable.

Source: infinityPV

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