In an effort to bring to market NanoGram Corporation’s ‘SilFoil’ technology, the firm has partnered with OTB Group BV, based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in relation to its proprietary inkjet printing and laser technologies.
“By partnering with OTB we are integrating the expertise and proprietary technology of two companies working to speed the time-to-market of NanoGram’s SilFoil technology,” said Dr Kieran Drain, president and CEO of NanoGram Corporation. “OTB is helping us to deliver affordable, highly efficient, and reliable photovoltaic modules to the renewable energy market.”
“NanoGram’s technology can revolutionize the solar industry with a new generation of solar cells that increases efficiency and productivity and reduces costs,” said Dr Paul Breddels, CEO of OTB Group. “OTB has the process engineering know how as well as proprietary inkjet printing and laser technologies to build the equipment that effectively produces this next generation solar cell with higher efficiency at lower costs. This partnership represents a great opportunity to take solar cell production to the next level.”
A PV module pilot line is currently under construction in Milpitas, California by NanoGram and is expected to be commissioned in Q2 2009.