30 Jul '14, 2pm

AkzoNobel to collaborate with SERIS on solar cell technology: Partnership designed to explore less costly ways...

AkzoNobel and SERIS will investigate how to respond to the photovoltaic industry’s desire to reduce the costs involved in moving towards more efficient cell architectures. More importantly, the collaboration reflects the growing expectation that the photovoltaic industry will move towards higher efficiency silicon wafer solar cell architectures. "Solar cell manufacturers are constantly balancing cost and performance," said Alberto Allegro, global business director for AkzoNobel's HPMO business. 1 "As a major supplier of some of the key raw materials involved, we're eager to look into how we can work with SERIS to keep improving solar cell efficiency." Dr Bram Hoex, director of the silicon materials and cells cluster at SERIS, agreed, citing AkzoNobel's significant knowledge in this field. "Together with SERIS we will identify how to best reduce the total cost of ownership ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/39543/akzonobel-...

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