Demonstrators and life span

In order to illustrate the opportunities and technological capabilities of the new materials there will be developed a number of 'demonstrators'. First, these demonstrators will illustrate the progress and the benefits of the new materials and the deposition techniques used. Second, the demonstrators will show new application routes to the collaborating companies.
Examples of new application routes are the integration of organic solar cells in windows and on flexible or curved objects such as tiles or laptop housings. The great advantage of such a window is that it partially filters the sunlight and that it produces electricity in an relatively inexpensive way, because the relatively expensive base material (glass) has already been paid.
Another crucial point concerning the implementation of these new technologies is linked to life span. By feedback to the developers of the materials, the materials will be optimized for the realization of the most promising applications and the most stable operation.