Materials supplier DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Indian PV module manufacturer Navitas Green Solutions (Navitas Solar).
During the ninth Rewable Energy India Expo (REI) in Greater Noida, New Delhi, the companies signed the agreement to focus on improvements in the durability and reliability of solar panels through the supply of DuPont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film as a material for solar backsheets. The companies also plan to raise awareness about the importance of materials selection in solar technology.
Rajaram Pai, business leader, DuPont Electronics and Communications and Photovoltaic Solutions, South Asia, said: “It is essential to consider the safety, durability and long-term performance of systems as the industry works to achieve India’s solar target to install 100GW of solar energy target by 2022.
“By working together with leading companies across the solar value chain and leveraging materials that are proven to stand the test of time, we’re confident that we can successfully establish solar as a more efficient and sustainable long-term electricity source to meet India’s growing energy demands.”
At the REI event DuPont also unveiled collaborations with Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar on its Eagle solar panel made using Dupont materials. It also featured its collaboration with Indian laminator Neoflex Industries for solar backsheets.
In August, DuPont partnered with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a not-for-profit working on the country's solar programme, in order to debate quality standards for India’s PV market to ensure safety, reliability and profitability of solar projects in the country.