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DuPont Canada Showcases Photovoltaic Innovations at CanSIA Conference

New Market-Driven Innovations Improve Solar Module Efficiency and Performance


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TORONTO, Ont., Dec. 2, 2010 – DuPont is showcasing its innovations for the rapidly expanding photovoltaic (PV) market at the Solar Canada 2010 Conference and Expo in Toronto next week.  (Booth #S17, December 6-7, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.)

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions team members will be on hand at the conference to profile the company’s broad and growing portfolio of market-leading offerings, such as DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) films for photovoltaic backsheets, DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes and a family of encapsulant resins and films that improve the efficiency and reliability of solar modules.  The conference is being organized by the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA).  The DuPont team members will include technical personnel who can also assist with DuPont materials that can be used in photovoltaic balance-of-system components, such as frames, racking and inverters.

DuPont has had several new product launches this year and made significant investments in greater production capability to keep pace with the fast rising demand in the global photovoltaic market.

“We have applied our market-driven science to develop materials and technology that can help to advance the photovoltaic industry, create more competitively priced clean energy and decrease our dependence of fossil fuels,” said Tim McRae, Manager of PV Marketing for DuPont Canada.  “DuPont’s rich technology pipeline is enabling us to meet the strong market demand that we are seeing around the world, including Canada and particularly in Ontario.”

DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film, for example, has been the choice of leaders in the solar energy market because of its ability to extend the lifetime for PV modules. It’s the only material with more than 25 years of proven performance in the field, a successful track record that no other material can match.

“Backsheets containing Tedlar® films provide long-term durability in all weather conditions, which is especially important in Canada,” said McRae.  “This helps to ensure reliable, high efficiency performance for the expected 25-plus-year life of photovoltaic modules.  It also results in lower cost photovoltaic power and improved returns for investments in solar energy projects.”

Renewable energy is expected to be the fastest growing sector in the energy market for the next 20 years.  DuPont expects to achieve $1 billion in revenue globally from its sales into the photovoltaic market in 2010, and $2 billion by 2014.

For more information about DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, including the science of photovoltaics, please visit www.photovoltaics.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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