Greentech Lead America: DuPont has signed two agreements
with Changzhou Trina Solar Energy, a photovoltaic company.
The agreements are for supplying 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 levelized
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. 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,” said Jifan Gao, chairman and chief executive officer, Trina
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
including its Honey Series modules, as well as innovative framing, backsheet
and other components.
“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,” said David B. Miller, president –
DuPont Electronics & Communications.
DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride films and DuPont Solamet photovoltaic
metallization pastes are part of a 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