Organic Photovoltaics

Eight 19 is a world leader in roll-to roll technology for high-yield manufacture of OPV modules. Four of our roll to roll experts have 85 years of combined experience.

Our unique breadth and depth of supply chain partnerships gives us access to world leading materials, complementary technology and vast scale-up capacity with minimum capital investment.

Our production know-how and IP lead to advances in the performance and economics of plastic solar cell manufacture. We actively partner with materials developers and suppliers, OEMs as well as with Cambridge University, with its world leading expertise in plastic electronics.

Our production method does not require vacuum or high temperature conditions. It is a high-yield process that scales up without the need for the high capital investment typical of most semiconductor processes.

Deep capabilities at Eight19 and the Cambridge technology cluster can design and supply associated electronics and software to optimise trials and fast track applications.


Connected Electronics Design and Development

Eight19 has extensive experience designing and developing electronics for connected devices and sensors. We are experts in energy harvesting and power management. We can integrate diverse sensing capabilities, from vibration and strain to temperature and humidity, and wireless data-transmission protocols including BLE, LPWAN, GPRS and 3G.

Data are typically processed in real-time on each wireless node, running custom embedded software, and transmitted to a hub device or cloud-based server when required.

We have worked with major manufacturers and consumer-goods companies to bring new products to market, and have access to complementary technical expertise through our academic and industry partnerships.

Our energy-autonomous solutions include:

  • Outdoor and indoor positioning systems for asset tracking
  • Maintenance-free remote condition monitoring
  • Retail intelligence and advertising
  • Battery-free consumer electronics

Our name is taken from the time it takes light to reach us from the Sun – eight minutes, nineteen seconds!