Dyesol a global supplier of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) technology, have announced the expansion of its research and development operations into Japan.
Dyesol is one of only five international companies, including IT giant salesforce.com, awarded a combined $30.7M USD (¥2.5B JPY) in R&D grants by the Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI).
The new Dyesol facility, which opens its doors in July 2011, will focus on advanced materials research and development in photovoltaic dyes, pastes, electrolytes and catalysts. Advancements in these materials will boost Dyesol's ability to supply high quality DSC materials to its global partners and customers.
"With this R&D facility coming online over the next few years, Dyesol is taking a significant step towards delivering high quality DSC technology to the building and construction, consumer electronics and other global markets," said Marc Thomas, chief executive officer of Dyesol Inc. & general manager of Dyesol's Global Glass Business. "Access to world-class R&D assets allows Dyesol to continue advancing its materials' performance in glass and metal based products, the building blocks of the $400B global building envelope market."
DSC represents the emerging third generation of solar technology. With lower material cost to manufacture and better energy yield in low and diffuse light conditions, DSC promises to make solar generation ubiquitous by incorporating generation into building, auto and industrial materials. The technology can be incorporated into roofs, facades, and window products, eliminating the need to add additional surface area for solar generation. Due to its ability to capture diffuse light, DSC can be used on all sides of a building to generate power. The company is focused on supporting its global partnerships with top tier corporations in the roof, façade and window markets.
Dyesol is a global solar technology company with a mission to advance the commercialization of DSC technology. It manufactures and supplies a range of dye solar cell products comprising equipment, chemicals, materials, components and related services to researchers and manufacturers of DSC.
More details about the company and the technology can be found at: www.dyesol.com .
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