Panasonic joins Solliance as an industrial partner

A perovskite solar cell from Solliance member imec

Solliance, a partnership of R&D organisations from The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany working in thin film photovoltaic solar energy, has announced that the Japanese Panasonic Corporation has joined one of its research programmes. The project concerns the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large-scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells. Research will be carried out at the Solliance pilot production facilities on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and in the research facilities of imec in Leuven, Belgium.

“We are extremely pleased with Panasonic’s decision to join our programme,” stated Huib van den Heuvel, director at Solliance. “With this step, Panasonic strengthens the industrial participation in this exciting research field.”

Solliance is active in the field of thin film photovoltaic solar energy and provides state of the art laboratories and pilot production lines which are jointly used for research programs. The agreement gives Panasonic access to state-of-the-art processing equipment and expertise suited to the development of its revolutionary Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology on flexible substrates. 

Panasonic will conduct the feasibility studies on the possibility of large scale roll-to-roll production of printed PSCs under this program. This partnership is expected create the industry's most technically capable and commercially focused effort to roll out this next generation technology. 

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