DuPont PV Solutions and Distributed Sun announced a new collaboration that will focus on increasing the adoption of solar energy through the D-SUN Distributed Solar Network. The companies aim to promote data transparency and provide access to a comprehensive suite of analytical tools for the solar industry.
Together the companies intend to inform the decisions of system owners, investors and users. DuPont will help guide D-SUN on specifications for materials that are supposed to improve efficiency, lifetime and lower overall system costs in order to maximize the return on solar installations and reduce investment risk.
“It’s not enough to know who makes your modules, you have to know what’s in them,” said William Feehery, global business director of DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. “Solar modules today are made with a complex assortment of materials, and given the intense cost pressures the industry faces, the results can be inconsistent. Materials matter, and understanding how to specify materials can make the difference between a project’s success and failure. DuPont is uniquely qualified to provide insights on materials science in solar, and together with D SUN, we’re making it easy to build key materials selection in to the planning process.”