We’re excited to announce a promising new collaboration between XLYNX Materials and fellow BC-based tech company, Solaires Enterprises, that could be the key to unlocking the potential of next-generation perovskite solar technology. Leveraging our respective technologies and expertise, the goal of this collaborative effort will be to build high-efficiency, high-stability perovskite solar cells for the indoor electronic device market.

Solaires is a cleantech company that develops unique perovskite-based solar technology specifically tuned to harness the bandgap of electric indoor light. Indoor photovoltaics are the next step in the evolution of conventional battery-operated indoor electronic devices, and the market for this technology is entering a period of rapid growth. Already in 2024, Solaires has announced plans for a new Langford-based production facility to manufacture indoor perovskite photovoltaic modules, and a partnership with Shanghai-based Genesis Technologies to mass-produce a perovskite solar alternative to traditional batteries for indoor electronic devices.

Compared to traditional silicon technology, perovskite solar modules are cheaper, easier, and more sustainable to manufacture. They can be printed over flexible surfaces and integrated into transparent applications, allowing the technology to be seamlessly incorporated into the design of structures, vehicles and other power-consuming devices. Importantly, it also has a tunable bandgap, which means that perovskite can be adjusted to different wavelengths of light. While there is a lot to get excited about when it comes to perovskite solar, one of the biggest challenges with this technology is that it can degrade with time – especially when exposed to external stimuli like UV light and heat. This is where XLYNX Materials comes into the picture.

Our molecular bonding agent, BondLynx, has proven to be a highly effective stabilizing agent for perovskite, significantly improving the efficiency and long-term performance of perovskite solar cells in a recent study. With the release of this study, XLYNX has been keen to work with innovative perovskite solar companies to commercially validate this application. As a result, we were thrilled to find a neighbor like Solaires Enterprises who is already a pioneer in this field.

Encouraged by the results of initial validation tests with the Solaires technology, the two companies are now exploring opportunities to incorporate crosslinking technology into the design of perovskite-based modules. If successful, this combination of know-how and cutting-edge technologies could be a real game changer in the perovskite solar sector. By adding stability and improving long-term performance, XLYNX Materials hopes to play a key role in the long-term viability and commercial success of this important source of clean energy.

About Solaires Entreprises Inc.

Founded in Victoria, BC, Solaires is pioneering the research and development of the next generation of solar cells. Solaires’ key innovation is their perovskite-based PVModules that, unlike traditional materials, can generate electricity from both indoor and outdoor light. Solaires is one of the first companies to market PVModules for small, light, and flexible indoor applications. These modules are half the price, yield 2x better performance, and generate 50% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional modules. Solaires is developing a wireless solution to charging IoT devices with an inexpensive and easy to print solar module that is revolutionizing the industry.

About XLYNX Materials Inc. 

XLYNX Materials is an innovative chemtech company located in Victoria, BC, Canada, specializing in diazirine crosslinker adhesives, primers, and surface treatment solutions for low surface energy plastics like polypropylene and polyethylene. XLYNX is the global leader in materials-based diazirine crosslinking and is working with industry leaders and innovative researchers from around the world to address long-standing material adhesion, stability, and strengthening challenges. The company’s diazirine crosslinking technology has been published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals, including Science, and the company was recently awarded a 2023 Innovation Award by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), joining past winners that include DuPont, Dow, PPG, and Avery Dennison.