Peafowl Plasmonics is the start-up company that I use as a model to motivate my students that success comes from innovating at every step of your technology. From the chemical design of the nanomaterials to surface and interphase chemistry and device architecture, each step implemented by Peafowl is a research and a technological breakthrough.
Peafowl Plasmonics is a spin-out from Ångström Laboratory of Uppsala University, Sweden. The company was founded in 2018 to commercialize the world’s first direct plasmonic solar cell, with applications in self-powered dynamic windows and integrated power supply for smart sensors and electronic devices.
We have been recognised on several lists for climate impact companies, for example the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, EIT, established a catalog “Accelerating sustainable energy innovations” where we are listed among 250 companies in Europe with different solutions within sustainable energy.
Peafowl Plasmonics supports Terra Carta, by HRH Prince of Wales, under the Sustainable Markets Initiative. It is our conviction that companies together will make a difference towards an inspiring, inclusive, equitable, prosperous and sustainable future. Terra Carta aims to provide an integrated roadmap that will harness the power of Nature combined with the transformative power, innovation and resources of the private sector.
With plasmonics we harvest ubiquitous light, to make electronic devices sustainable and self-powered. With transparent light harvesting, focusing on design and beauty, we enable societies to become greener, smarter and more beautiful.
Sometimes you meet this amazing person, who understands what you mean and shares your vision.
We truly believe that these people are important in actually shaping our future.
We are happy and proud that some of them think that what we do will have an impact and could make a difference towards that vision.
“What excites me about something like a transparent solar cell is its applications for vehicles. Something like a solar powered car would be dependent on solar arrays, which consist of hundreds of solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity. The largest of arrays can produce over 2 kilowatts today, which could allow solar cars to attain the same speed as a typical car. Not only do the possibilities lie with cars, but they could extend to airplanes, trains, and buses. The energy input is the largest limiting factor as of right now, but I’m optimistic for a future where a solar powered transportation sector exists. Transparent solar cells will be key to unlocking this reality.”
Rice University, USA
“Plasmons are remarkable light harvesters with cross-sections that can be order of magnitude larger than their physical cross-section. For sustainable light harvesting applications such as photodetection, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, or solar driven water remediation, plasmonic nanoparticles is the only realistic solution.”
“Plasmonic solar cells are an exciting new direction in harvesting light-based energy. These cells are well suited for Internet of Things applications. A particular area of focus for me is the design of battery-free IoT devices utilizing backscatter mechanism. Due to their power efficiency especially when harvesting energy from low-light conditions, customizability and ability to be tuned to specific wavelengths, these solar cells could greatly benefit such devices.”
Voices about our company
Very nice to see aesthetics combined with cutting-edge technology, high-end technology for the ecstatically inclined!