Oerlikon Solar has teamed up with the International Cooperation Center for China Renewable Energy Society (CRES) to further the company’s research and strategic development of thin-film silicon technology in China. The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will involve a collaborative joint effort toward the promotion of Oerlikon’s products, technology and research in China.
Oerlikon says that it will provide support to the International Cooperation Center for CRES in its demonstration projects, and in government policy advisory activities. The company will also participate in forum organization alongside the CRES.
Oerlikon Group’s CEO, Dr. Michael Buscher, commented on the strategic move: “In line with our continued focus on China, this co-operation is a further step in demonstrating the competitiveness of our thin film silicon technology in the world’s biggest solar manufacturer market. Oerlikon Solar remains committed to reducing production costs to make photovoltaics an even more economically viable energy source.”