DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Collaborates with Yingli Green Energy on High Efficiency Solar Technology

DuPont News, January 25, 2012


Graphic representing Yingli Panda Photovoltaic modules
Yingli Solar and DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions are collaborating to develop advanced technologies to make modules such as Yingli’s Panda more efficient and longer lasting.

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited are collaborating to advance technology for higher efficiency solar cells, new module manufacturing processes and innovative component designs. Through technical collaboration, the two companies plan to speed development and adoption of solar energy to address one of the word’s biggest challenges – sustainable energy generation.

“Achieving the best possible performance and lowest total cost from photovoltaic technology is more critical than ever as solar energy is gaining competitive advantage versus non-renewable energy sources,” said Bill Feehery, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.  “Global collaboration helps to accelerate innovation, and most importantly, encourage faster and broader adoption of solar power, which is good for consumers and the environment. We are glad to collaborate with leading module makers like Yingli.”

Yingli, a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, is collaborating with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions to develop advanced technologies to make modules such as Yingli’s Panda more efficient and longer lasting. Working together, they have made significant advancements in raising solar cell efficiency, extending module lifetime and targeting lower overall photovoltaic system costs.

“Yingli started its solar business in 1998 and has expanded production exponentially – from 3 megawatts then, to 1.7 gigawatts today,” said Liansheng Miao, chairman and chief executive officer, Yingli Green Energy. “Technology innovation, especially through collaboration with leading materials suppliers such as DuPont, enables us to deliver high-quality, cost-competitive products, and is at the core of our ability to continually grow and lead in this industry, which will further underscore our commitment to providing the whole world with affordable green solar energy.”

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