A sum of $500,000 CND has been granted by the National Research Council (NRC) to Day4 Energy, the reportedly ailing module manufacturer. The Canadian Government’s R&D organization granted the funding to allow further development of the Day4(R) Electrode platform, a set of cell manufacturing technologies that offer increased conversion efficiencies at lower cost.
“Day4 Energy’s mandate is to pursue technology that will enable superior performance over the lifetime of our products,” said George Rubin, president of Day4 Energy. “The focus is to increase kilowatt hours of output from our modules so customers see a better return on their photovoltaic investment. We can do that by designing and developing process technologies that are more economical and less energy intensive than existing methods to create higher efficiency cells.”
The funding has been granted via the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), set up to support Canada-based business enterprises both financially and technologically.