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Adding to operating R&D collaborations in other regions of the world, dye-sensitized solar cell start-up Dyesol has been awarded grant support by the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) for the establishment of an R&D facility in Japan. The company said that it intends to establish a materials integration centre in Japan by July, with the facilities fully operational by late 2012.
“The IP that will be generated by the new R&D centre in Japan will expedite and add considerable value to our partner projects around the world,” remarked Gavin Tulloch, Dyesol's director of technology.
Dyesol also noted that the new facility would push development of cell efficiencies for industrial production applications and support collaborations already in progress such as with steel firm, Tata.
The facility would also provide a better base to expand its ability to service the Asian marketplace with the best quality and performance in DSC materials and devices.