Cost-effective and green energy for your IoT devices

LAYER® is the answer
to your needs

Free yourself from considerable battery costs!

Say goodbye to frequent battery replacements.

Reduce the form factor of your IoT device by avoiding batteries.

Become a company that truly helps the planet by choosing a sustainable solution.

Why LAYER® is the best energy
harvesting option for your product

Thin, Flexible, Lightweight,
and Tailor-made solution

LAYER® adapts to the energy needs of your devices and various form factors, providing unparalleled customization options.

Works with various advanced communication protocols.

LAYER® features

Working Temperature

-30°C to 60°C

Freedom of design

Inkjet

Thin

0.30 mm

Light weight

0.04 g/cm²

Encapsulated

To protect from O₂ and H₂O

Organic solution

From carbon based molecules and polymers

Bifacial

It collects photons
from front and back

Low cost

1.2 € per unit for MOQ > 100 Ku

Long-term stability

~ 10 years (indoor condition)

Green solution

No toxic materials
No toxic waste
No halogenated solvents
High recyclable rate

Is LAYER® adaptable to your environment?

LAYER® is designed to generate energy in a broad spectrum of indoor settings, regardless of whether they are lit by natural or artificial light sources. Our solution excels in interior spaces with light levels ranging from 5 to 15000 lux.

Reliable performance in
Low Light conditions

Trust LAYER® to deliver energy even in challenging low light conditions, ensuring optimal operation at all times for a wide range of indoor applications.
5
0
Lux

LAYER®

Integrating LAYER® in your devices

Up to 80% lower
maintenance costs

LAYER® significantly reduces maintenance and battery replacement costs of your solution.

Once installed, you don’t have to worry about your device for up to 10 years. We recently issued a study that compares battery-powered and OPV-powered solutions for IoT sensors, providing insights into the total cost implications of each solution.

Want to learn more about our significant economic impact ?

60% less
environmental impact
with LAYER®

LAYER® frees you from traditional power sources, offering an eco-friendly alternative.

LAYER® harvests ambient and artificial light to power IoT devices, significantly minimizing environmental impact compared to conventional batteries.

We use organic conductive inks with carbon-based materials: no toxic materials, no heavy metals, no rare earths. The carbon payback period is reduced to just a few months.

Want to learn more about LAYER® CO2 emission ?

Defining the way low-power devices are powered

LAYER® integrates easily into many different IoT.

Remote control

Infrared camera

Motion sensor

Environment sensing board

Test your concept with a Demokit
or an Evaluation kit

DemoKit

Efficiently test indoor low-power wireless applications with our Demokit, ideal for offices and homes, featuring a photovoltaic module generating up to 3V, 210µA, 609µW under 1000 lux.
Buy now for 59€

Evaluation Kit

Explore our evaluation kit with organic photovoltaic modules, including Demokit 6 and e-peas board 2AAEM10941CDR1, for a direct experience of LAYER® technology.
Buy now for 99€

FAQ

Answers to our most frequently asked questions

What kind of devices LAYER® can power?

LAYER® can power any type of ultra-low power indoor devices. Devices such as IoTs, wearables and other electronics requesting an ultra-low power might be considered. Our solution can take any shape, even adapting to the smallest imaginable format.

It can be customized for each individual photovoltaic module to respond to a diversity of applications, environmental sensors, remote controls, switches… in various indoor environments.

However, each case is unique, and to provide you with the optimal solution, we need to carefully examine your specific application. Go to our contact page and fill in our form to provide us with the necessary information. Our team will analyze your request and propose the LAYER® module that perfectly meets your energy needs.

Where does Dracula stand in terms of volumes of production ?

Located in Valence, France, our site is home to a fully operational pilot line that can manufacture several million modules per year. We are currently in the process of finalizing our cutting-edge facility, the Green Micropower Factory, dedicated to high-volume production.

This advanced factory will feature a state-of-the-art industrial production line capable of printing several million modules per year.

How much does a LAYER® module cost?

The cost of LAYER® is calculated based on the surface area and shape required to power your device. The total surface area varies depending on the specific characteristics of your device and solution, leading to price variations.

Our team works closely with you to assess your needs and provide a personalized quote based on your specifications.

How does the cost of a LAYER® module compare to batteries?

By opting for LAYER®, our customers achieve long-term savings compared to using traditional batteries.
The cost of accessing our technology is lower than the total expense associated with purchasing and frequently replacing batteries.

Using a module, LAYER® can reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by multiple times, while simultaneously reducing your carbon footprint, improving the design of connected devices, and increasing the device’s lifespan.

What is the lifespan of a LAYER®-empowered module?

A LAYER®-empowered module is effective for at least 10 years.

Even after 10 years, our modules remain effective, operating at T-80 (20% efficiency decrease).

How does the integration process work?

The integration process of a LAYER®-powered module is designed to be straightforward. The soldering points on our modules make it easy to integrate them into an electronic circuit.

In addition, there are alternative integration solutions, such as adhesive bonding.

In addition to providing the energy source, Dracula Technologies recommends the inclusion of other components to create an efficient energy harvesting solution. These components include a Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) to effectively manage and deliver the appropriate amount of energy to the sensor.

Additionally, incorporating a storage capacity enables the storage of surplus energy, redirecting it to the sensor during nighttime or energy peak periods.

By incorporating these components, the energy harvesting system can operate optimally, ensuring consistent power supply and efficient utilization of harvested energy.

Still have a question ?
If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our inquiry form.
LAYER®Vault

Illuminate your future with LAYER® Vault
Beyond batteries, beyond boundaries

Dracula Technologies introduces the world’s first combination of low-light OPV energy harvesting and electrical storage on a single flexible film, set to transform the landscape of the electronics industry.

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