December, 2010 - Last October 25th it was held the award ceremony BES INNOVATION, in BES Arte & Finança and was attended by Professor Anibal Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, and Dr. Ricardo Salgado, President of Espirito Santo Bank. In the Clean Tech category, FotoOrg (Low Cost Organic Photovoltaics) developed betweenCeNTI, Nanolayer Coating Technologies and the Physics Department of University of Aveiro was the winner. There were four more projects awarded in other categories.
This project aims the manufacture of solar cells from extremely thin (less than 1 mm thick) organic materials, highly flexible plastic supports at a very low cost (cost per watt produced energy estimated around 1/6 of the current silicon panels). The targeted applications are mainly architectural (buildings and 3D geometries on and off grid) and gadgets/wearables (clothes, electronics, fashion and decorative arts, etc..) where a small-scale energy production is needed.