25 Mar '13, 12pm

DSM acquires innovative light trapping technology for solar modules: Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and M...

<p>Based in Venray (Netherlands), SolarExcel has developed a proprietary light trapping technology that can significantly increase the efficiency of solar panels. With the acquisition <a href="http://www.dsm.com/corporate/home.html">DSM</a> expands its growing portfolio of solar energy enabling technologies. Financial details of the acquisition are not disclosed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.solarexcel.nl/">SolarExcel BV</a> started in 2007 with the development of its proprietary light trapping technology. This technology consists of a textured polymeric sheet that can be laminated to the (glass) cover of a photovoltaic (PV) module. The textured surface causes light to be guided towards the active layer of the module, significantly reducing the loss of light caused by internal reflection. The technology works under all angles of incidence and also improves the efficiency of ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/31440/dsm-acquir...

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