Energy Materials Corporation (EMC) announced the signing of a joint development agreement (JDA) with Corning Incorporated. Working together, the companies are focused on bringing low-cost, high-performance perovskite solar photovoltaic panels and products to the energy industry.
The JDA focuses both companies’ respective industry leading capabilities using Corning’s flexible Willow® Glass as the printing substrate in EMC’s proprietary (patents pending) printing process.
Dr. Stephan DeLuca, EMC’s CEO, said, “Today’s solar panels require high efficiencies and long life. Corning® Willow® Glass greatly expands the process window for manufacturing high- performance perovskite solar modules using high-speed, roll-to-roll printing, while providing an encapsulation barrier that improves product life. We are excited to be working on an exclusive basis with the world’s leading innovator of functional glass products.”
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Roll-to-roll processable flexible Willow Glass is a uniquely tailored substrate for printed perovskite-based photovoltaic panels because of thermo-mechanical stability, optical clarity, surface quality, and excellent barrier property,” said Dr. Dipak Q. Chowdhury, division vice president and technology executive, Corning Technology Center Korea.
“The combination of high-throughput R2R process, and the superior material properties of Corning Willow Glass enables high-speed and high-performance photovoltaic cell manufacturing,” concluded Chowdhury.