Specialist materials firm Royal DSM has opened an advanced PV materials demonstration centre in India, which includes a rooftop PV system to meet 25% of the site's electricity needs.
Solar Technologies Demonstration Center at its DSM Engineering Plastics facility in Pune, India is said to be a state-of-the-art solar technology centre to showcase the development and commercialisation of new materials for the PV industry.
Oscar Goddijn, Vice President, DSM Advanced Surfaces said, “We aspire to be a world leader in materials based solutions for solar photovoltaic technologies. Our newly commissioned solar energy plant in Pune is the first of our demonstration facilities to showcase our technologies to customers and stakeholders around the world. The demonstration center validates the performance of ‘KhepriCoat’, DSM’s best-performing anti-reflective coating technology as well as our new light trapping technology and will test and demonstrate future technologies from our stable.”
DSM said that the facility would also test a new light trapping technology, utilizing smart 3D structures in a thin plastic foil.