LDK Solar has signed an MOU with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that will see the two embark on research and development activities. The companies will work closely on topics such as silicon feedstock-related issues, development of standards and evaluation methods for solar-grade silicon, and research on crystallization technologies and their commercial implementation.
“NREL is one of the world’s leading PV research organizations and we are honored to partner with them,” commented Xiaofeng Peng, LDK’s chairman and CEO. “With common R&D goals and having previously collaborated informally with the NREL, we are pleased formalize our cooperation. We are proud of the continued work by our Technology Center which is dedicated to product and technology development while sustaining competitive advantages for LDK Solar.”