DuPont reveals new Shanghai PV centre


DuPont has this month opened a photovoltaic (PV) technical center at its China global R&D Centre in Shanghai, to support material developments for the fast growing crystalline silicon PV market.

With the solar energy and PV production market continuing to gather pace, DuPont apparently expects to nearly triple its annual PV sales to more than $1bn in 2012.

The newly established facility contains three labs that focus on processes, including cell to module manufacturing, PV metallisation, and PV module and reliability testing. The new centre will provide integrated research, development and technical support for customers in the PV industry in China.

$quot;China is a key market for DuPont and will remain so, in spite of the global recession,$quot; said Douglas Muzyka, President of DuPont Greater China.

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