We produce and commercialize flexible and cost-effective photovoltaic films.
We combine the expertise in molecular electronics of our founders with the industrial know-how of OMET Srl, share-holder of Ribes Tech and world-leader producer of printing machines. This enabled the development of an innovative and scalable production process for flexible photovoltaics.
We work to secure energy independence to any smart object and wireless device.
We allow our customers to overcome power constraints in their products, thus enabling new features, fields of application and improved life-span. We do this by providing cost-effective and easy-to-integrate energy harvesting solutions designed on specific requirements.
We believe overcoming energy constraints will allow the IoT mass roll-out.
Relying on limited energy sources such as batteries, most off-grid devices suffer from power constraints which are limiting their features and fields of application. Only a reliable energy harvesting solution can overcome this barrier and enable the real Internet of Things.
September 2011Guglielmo Lanzani, director of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Milan, meets Angelo Bartesaghi, late president of OMET srl. The idea is to start exploring the possibilities of converting printing machineries into manufacturing tools for smart objects such as photovoltaic panels.
January 2012OMET and IIT establish a joint laboratory in Milan, focused on the development of printed photovoltaic modules and technology transfer from lab scale to industrial-production scale. The team is formed by experienced IIT researchers with a clear track record in printed electronics.
March 2016Ribes Tech srl is founded, co-owned by OMET srl and former researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology. The mission is to bring to market the photovoltaic technology developed as an innovative energy harvesting solution for wireless device integrations.
January 2018Regione Lombardia funds AURORA, a project aimed at the development of a printed process for the production of low-cost and high-throughput photovoltaic films.
August 2019Ribes Tech establishes a new headquarter in Milan for the R&D and administration activities. The new production facility includes a 140 m2 laboratory, equipped with a custom R2R printing line tailored for OPV production.