Innovative Photovoltaic (PV) Materials Deliver Demonstrable Results
DuPont offers the broadest materials portfolio in Photovoltaics (PV) and provides six of the eight most critical materials for manufacturing solar modules.
These photovoltaic materials are not only innovative, they have delivered demonstrable results, including: nearly doubling cell efficiency over 12 years; providing greater reliability and extending system lifetime—with 30+ years of proven backsheet performance; and reducing overall system cost with technology advancements in efficiency, module protection and installation.
Looking ahead, we aim to increase efficiency well beyond 20% and extend system lifetime toward 40 years, while increasing system safety and reducing cost. This will help enable the achievement of grid parity broadly and create a more sustainable and viable global solar energy industry.
Technology innovation is the past, present and future of solar energy—with DuPont playing a vital role in advancing the science of solar and the PV industry.
DuPont today announced that work has begun at its facility in Cernay, France to build a 4.4 megawatt (MW) solar power plant. This will be the largest solar installation on DuPont land to date.
DuPont today announced the expansion of capabilities within its Silicon Valley Technology Center to include new innovations and collaborations in the fields of energy and electronics.
Together the companies will advocate best practice specifications, promote data transparency and provide access to a comprehensive suite of analytical tools to benefit the growing solar energy industry.
Higher Cell and Module Efficiencies with Less Material Consumption Offer Near-Term Means for Solar Manufacturers to Improve Profitability
DuPont and Sunrise Global Solar Energy Corporation announced that they have produced solar cells with conversion efficiencies of 20.3 percent using newly commercialized DuPont™ Solamet® PV36X series aluminum photovoltaic metallization pastes for rear-side passivation of silicon solar cells.
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DuPont Apollo helped to create the largest-ever thin-film photovoltaic rooftop project in collaboration with the Hongkong Electric Company.