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29th of May 2019

Heliatek, the global leader in development and manufacturing of large-area, industrial-grade, flexible organic solar films is pleased to announce its contribution to ENGIE´s project for a 100% green energy supply at the French Open in Paris. The application and integration of HeliaSol® on lightweight structure (canopies) is a great demonstration that Heliatek’s OPV solar technology can be installed fast and easily on virtually any surface, without requiring additional support structures.

The system has been installed in one day by ENGIE´s Team and will remain in place during the full duration of the French-Open tennis tournament providing green electricity to the facilities and the visitors. Thanks to a modular set-up, the canopies can to re-used for others events.

The 85 Heliatek OPV films – facing southeast for optimum use of solar radiation – cover approximately 40 m² and represent an installed Solar power of ~2 kWp

Restaurant canopies @ Suzanne Lenglen Court

Restaurant canopies @ Suzanne Lenglen Court ©ENGIE Enterprises & Collectivites

Guido van Tartwijk, CEO Heliatek: „It is fantastic to see the visitors of the French-Open using electricity that is made available from Heliatek’s light-weight and ultra-green organic solar solution, beautifully integrated with the Suzanne Lenglen court. We are grateful for the strong support and commitment from our partner ENGIE to make this all possible at such a world-famous event!”

ENGIE is the official Energy and sustainable development partner of the French Tennis Federation and is actively working to make the French Open an example in terms of an eco-responsible event.

ENGIE has selected Heliatek products to test this application based on their expertise and the many collaborations already carried out together around the world.

Francois Lebreton, Product Manager for Renewable Energy – ENGIE Entreprises & Collectivities: “OPV is the future, Heliatek solar films are ultra-light, ultra-thin and can be installed almost everywhere.”

This humourous youtube video, published by ENGIE, shows some information about the product and the installation on site.