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Panasonic joins Solliance as an Industrial Partner
Solliance is pleased to announce that Panasonic Corporation has joined a research program concerning the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells as one of the industrial partners. 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 program’ states 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 the world's best 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 will create the industry's most technically capable and commercially focused effort to roll out this next generation technology.
‘We very much appreciate the cooperation with Solliance. Its roll-to-roll pilot production infrastructure and the know-how related to PSCs is world class’, states Toshihiro Higuchi, Panasonic resident working within the joint research team at Solliance. Panasonic has been industrial partner in several of imec’s research programs since 2004 and in the ‘large area flexible electronics program’ at Holst Centre since 2009, the latter focusing amongst others on R2R production technologies, and intends to build on the capabilities and experience that has been developed so far.