DuPont and Suntech Power Holdings announced that they had entered into a strategic agreement with an overall goal of augmenting the supply of PV materials and technologies in the global solar energy market. The companies agreement will specifically focus on technology advancements, supply chain optimization cost reduction initiatives and DuPont’s Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride film supply.
In order to further promote a faster and broader use of solar energy, and its adoption worldwide, DuPont and Suntech are additionally engaging in co-marketing opportunities. The companies have worked together in the past with DuPont providing its Solamet PV metallization pastes for Suntech’s solar cells and DuPont’s Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride film for protective backsheets on Suntech’s solar modules.
“We’re partnering with leading photovoltaic component suppliers around the world as we continue to make solar affordable for everyone, everywhere. With innovative companies like DuPont, the United States is a major contributor to the global photovoltaic supply chain and a net exporter of solar products to China and global markets,” said Eric Luo, senior vice president of global supply chain, Suntech. “Creating higher efficiency solar cells and further extending the long life of solar modules is critical to achieving affordable solar power, and we’ve worked closely and very successfully with DuPont in this regard. We’re taking our collaboration to the next level with this agreement.”