Heliatek raises an additional €15 million

German manufacturer of high-end solar films Heliatek GmbH raised €15 million ($17 million) to accelerate the company’s development and speed up its worldwide market entry. The company supplies its electricity generating »Building Integrated Organic Photovoltaic« (BIOPV) product »Heliafilm« to partners in the building and construction materials industry for application directly on facades and roofs of industrial and commercial buildings.
An Asian Family office, based in Hong-Kong, and a German Family Holding participated in this round alongside existing shareholders that include Innogy, Engie, BASF, BNP-Paribas, AQTON, eCapital, IRTF and Wellington Partners.
In September, the company acquired €80 million to finance the expansion of its Heliafilm manufacturing capacity. According to the company, Heliatek is »in the middle of sourcing and installing its new manufacturing roll-to-roll facility on its site in Dresden.« It will offer a capacity of one million square metres per annum of solar films when fully ramped up.

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