SINTEF and ECN collaboration increase effectiveness in silicon PV R&D

SINTEF Materials & Chemistry and ECN signed an agreement to strengthen their long-standing collaboration in the field of crystalline silicon photovoltaics. With this agreement SINTEF and ECN combine the operation of pilot infrastructure for silicon feedstock production, crystallization, wafering and solar cell manufacturing. The collaboration between SINTEF and ECN will increase the effectiveness of their R&D efforts.

 

Through this partnership there is a clear complementarity between the two institutes along the PV value chain, strengthening both partners to the best for the international PV industry.

Torstein Haarberg, vice president SINTEF Materials & Chemistry: “We are very enthusiastic to team up with ECN in the PV field, where ECN is recognized as an internationally leading research institute in the field of solar cells and PV modules.“
Paul Wyers, director ECN Solar Energy: “By cooperating with SINTEF and combining our knowledge and efforts in the PV field, we, in collaboration with the industry, will be able to achieve an accelerated development of PV technology.”

 

About SINTEF
SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. We create value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develop technological solutions that are brought into practical use. SINTEF is a non-commercial organization, and the profits of our contract research projects are invested in new research, scientific equipment and competence development.


About ECN
ECN is the largest energy research institute in the Netherlands. It has a strong international position in the areas of Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Biomass, Energy Efficiency and Policy Studies. With and for the market, we develop knowledge and technology that enable a transition to a sustainable energy system. ECN focuses its research on sustainable energy generation to develop safe, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems. ECN also conducts research on future opportunities and economic backgrounds related to energy.

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