AkzoNobel partnered with SERIS cost effective solar cells

AkzoNobel partners with SERIS for cost effective solar cells

9:38 AM, 30th July 2014
AkzoNobel partnered with SERIS  for cost effective solar cells
Werner Fuhrmann, Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals, AkzoNobel.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS/SINGAPORE: AkzoNobel has partnered with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in order to explore less costly ways of producing high-efficiency silicon wafer solar cells. The company’s High Purity Metalorganics (HPMO) business is a leading supplier of electronic materials to the semiconductor and solar industries. Together with SERIS, they will now investigate how to respond to the photovoltaic industry’s desire to reduce the costs involved in moving towards more efficient cell architectures.

“Given the amount of energy needed to power our cities and society further development of renewable sources at affordable costs is high on AkzoNobel’s Planet Possible approach to sustainability and is driving much of the company’s innovation,” explained Werner Fuhrmann, Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals, AkzoNobel.

 

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