The power industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity is driven by increased demand for solar energy and energy storage and the need for advancements to improve solar cell efficiency, and growing importance of technologies such as regular n-i-p structures and inverted p-i-n structures. In the last three years alone, there have been over 656,000 patents filed and granted in the power industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Advanced materials in power: perovskite photoactive layering. Buy the report here.
According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 70,000 patents to analyze innovation intensity for the power industry, there are 40+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.
Perovskite photoactive layering is a key innovation area in advanced materials
Perovskite photoactive layering is used in some of the recent solar cells. It includes a perovskite-structured compound, most commonly a hybrid organic-inorganic lead or tin halide-based material, as the light-harvesting active layer.
GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 70+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established power companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of perovskite photoactive layering.
Key players in perovskite photoactive layering – a disruptive innovation in the power industry
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of applications identified for each patent. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of countries each patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Patent volumes related to perovskite photoactive layering
|Company||Total patents (2010 - 2022)||Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies|
|LG Corp||113||Unlock Company Profile|
|Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd||25||Unlock Company Profile|
|Samsung Group||23||Unlock Company Profile|
|Fujifilm Holdings Corp||22||Unlock Company Profile|
|Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd||14||Unlock Company Profile|
|Kao Corp||11||Unlock Company Profile|
|Avantama Ag||10||Unlock Company Profile|
|Kolon Corp||10||Unlock Company Profile|
|International Business Machines Corp||9||Unlock Company Profile|
|OTI Lumionics Inc||8||Unlock Company Profile|
|Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd||8||Unlock Company Profile|
|Toshiba Corp||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|Solvay SA||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|Sony Group Corp||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|Nutech Ventures||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|BASF SE||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|Solar-Tectic LLC||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Panasonic Holdings Corp||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Cambrios Film Solutions Corporation||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Cam Holding Corp||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Heraeus Holding GmbH||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|Asahi Kasei Corp||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|Sharp Corp||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|ROHM Co Ltd||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Sumitomo Chemical Co Ltd||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Ricoh Co Ltd||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|The Boeing Co||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|CubicPV Inc.||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Toray Industries, Inc.||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Hyundai Motor Co||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Lockheed Martin Corp||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Kia Corp||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Electricite de France SA||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|TotalEnergies SE||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Brookhaven Science Associates LLC||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Nanoholdings LLC||2||Unlock Company Profile|
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|Isorg SA||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Investech Partners Investments LLC||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Huawei Investment & Holding Co Ltd||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Senorics GmbH||2||Unlock Company Profile|
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|F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung eV||2||Unlock Company Profile|
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Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics
LG is one of the leading patent filers in perovskite photoactive layering. LG is an industrial conglomerate that offers television and home entertainment products, kitchen and laundry products, computers, air conditioners and solar panels. The company manages equity investment portfolios on a corporate level and allocates resources to subsidiaries. Some other key patent filers in the perovskite photoactive layering are Sekisui Chemical, Samsung Group, Fujifilm Holdings, and Oxford Photovoltaics.
In terms of application diversity, Adeka leads the pack, while Hon Hai Precision Industry and Heraeus stood in the second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, Avantama held the top position, followed by Solvay and OTI Lumionics.
To further understand the key themes and technologies disrupting the power industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Power.