SINTEF Materials & Chemistry ECN have renewed their agreement to strengthen their long-standing collaboration in the field of crystalline silicon photovoltaics. With this agreement SINTEF and ECN will combine the operation of pilot infrastructure for silicon feedstock production, crystallization, wafering and solar cell manufacturing. It is hoped that this collaboration will increase the effectiveness of their R&D efforts.
Torstein Haarberg, vice president SINTEF Materials & Chemistry said, “We are very enthusiastic to team up with ECN in the PV field, where ECN is recognized as an internationally leading research institute in the field of solar cells and PV modules.“
Paul Wyers, director ECN Solar Energy said, “By cooperating with SINTEF and combining our knowledge and efforts in the PV field, we, in collaboration with the industry, will be able to achieve an accelerated development of PV technology.”