DuPont recently signed two strategic cooperation agreements with Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trina Solar Limited), one of the world's foremost photovoltaic companies. The agreements cover the supply of DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films and technology collaboration, including efforts involving DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallizations and other key materials. The companies will work together to advance the efficiency and lifetime of solar cells and modules, and lower the cost of energy for photovoltaics.
“At Trina Solar, our mission is to make the world a better place by providing affordable and clean solar energy,” said Jifan Gao, chairman and chief executive officer, Trina Solar. “We have set clear goals with long-term focus on performance, innovation and durability for our modules, and hold high confidence that collaborating with DuPont can accelerate our achievements.”
Dave Miller, president, DuPont Electronics & Communications (left) and Jifan Gao, chairman and chief executive officer, Trina Solar (right), sign two strategic cooperation agreements for solar materials and technology collaboration.
“DuPont is pleased and honored to work with Trina Solar to provide materials and technology expertise that will help boost the efficiency and extend the lifetime of their modules,” said Dave Miller, president - DuPont Electronics & Communications. “Our work together to optimize the performance of advanced materials such as Tedlar® films and Solamet® metallizations used in Trina’s high-efficiency modules has terrific potential for significant impact that can help set them apart in today’s competitive market.”
Anticipated areas of technology collaboration for Trina and DuPont include higher efficiency cells and modules, customized Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes and other materials to help enable Trina’s technology platforms. That includes its high-efficiency Honey Series modules, as well as innovative framing, backsheet and other components.
DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films and DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes are part of a broad and growing portfolio of products represented by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS), which connects science and technology from across the company on a global scale to help support the dramatic growth in the photovoltaic industry.
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