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DuPont Apollo Collaborates with Wipro EcoEnergy to Supply Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules to Meet Growing Demand for Solar Power in India

Silicon Based Tandem Modules Ideal for Hot Local Climate

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Wipro EcoEnergy
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HONG KONG, May 18, 2011 – Du Pont Apollo Limited (DuPont Apollo) announced that it has entered a strategic supply agreement with Wipro EcoEnergy, the cleantech business of Wipro Limited, India’s leading global technology solutions company, to supply high-performance, silicon-based thin film tandem photovoltaic (PV) modules for Wipro EcoEnergy’s upcoming grid-based solar power projects.

DuPont Apollo Collaborates with Wipro EcoEnergy to Supply Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules
G. K. Prasanna (left), president – Wipro EcoEnergy and David Chu (right), chief executive officer – DuPont Apollo
“We see DuPont Apollo as a supplier of reliable silicon-based thin film PV modules that are especially fit for the hot climatic conditions of India due to their superior performance under high-temperature conditions,” said G. K. Prasanna, president – Wipro EcoEnergy.  “To support the rapid growth of the Indian economy, there is a clear need for reliable and sufficient electricity.  With the solar energy programs taking off at the national as well as state levels, we intend to play our part in helping India attain energy security, and we hope to do so with the help of a reliable PV partner like DuPont Apollo.”

Under the terms of this supply agreement, DuPont Apollo will provide Wipro EcoEnergy with thin film PV modules.  The first phase of the supply agreement will be completed by first quarter of 2012. 

“Contributing to the strong and sustainable growth of the Indian PV market is a major milestone for us – we are excited that Wipro has chosen to collaborate with DuPont Apollo for their solar projects in the country,” said David Chu, chief executive officer – DuPont Apollo.  “We look forward to more business momentum created with Wipro as a key strategic customer to continue to drive the growth of PV power and provide India with clean and affordable energy.”

This agreement comes at a time that the solar industry has witnessed dramatic growth in India with the announcement of grid-based incentives for grid-connected solar plants, and PV is considered a preferable choice to accommodate the widely dispersed and growing electricity consumption needs of the country.  In January 2010 India’s National Solar Mission was launched to achieve the government’s target of generating 22 GW (20 GW on-grid, 2 GW off-grid) of solar power by 2022. 

DuPont Apollo thin film PV modules are internationally recognized with the product certifications of IEC 61646, IEC 61730, CGC Golden Sun Certificate and UL 1703.  All products are manufactured in an ISO 9001, QC 080000 and LEED certified facility. 

Wipro EcoEnergy is set up to offer sustainable energy solutions for the enterprise market, which include solar power, green buildings and enterprise energy management.  In the solar power space, Wipro EcoEnergy builds utility-scale MW solar photovoltaic power plants, for which they use DuPont Apollo high-performance, silicon-based thin film tandem junction PV modules.

DuPont is applying the power of its integrated science to help reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.  DuPont has a range of market-leading innovations that address the renewable energy challenge, including enabling materials for photovoltaics, biofuels, renewably sourced materials and technologies engineered to improve energy efficiency.

Wipro EcoEnergy www.wipro.com) is the cleantech business of Wipro Limited, and provides intelligent, sustainable alternatives for energy generation, distribution and consumption. Transforming analytical insights obtained from energy data into sustainable solutions, Wipro EcoEnergy helps customers reduce their energy footprint, recover higher energy efficiencies from energy deployment and replace conventional with renewable energy sources.

Incorporated in early 2008 in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Du Pont Apollo Limited (DuPont Apollo www.apollo.dupont.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont specializing in silicon-based thin film photovoltaic modules.  To learn more, please visit http://apollo.dupont.com.

DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company.  Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.  Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.


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