During the 9th Renewable Energy India Expo that took place in Greater Noida, near Delhi, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions highlighted advanced materials and key collaborations developed to help improve the power output, reliability and return on investment (RoI) for solar energy systems.
DuPont signed a strategic collaboration agreement with the leading Indian solar company, Navitas Solar, the company said in a statement. “It’s essential to consider the safety, durability and long-term performance of systems as the industry works to achieve India’s solar target to install 100 GW of solar energy target by 2022,” said Rajaram Pai, business leader, DuPont Electronics & Communications and Photovoltaic Solutions, South Asia.
“By working together with leading companies across the solar value chain and leveraging materials that are proven to stand the test of time, we’re confident we can successfully establish solar as a more efficient and sustainable long-term electricity source to meet India’s growing energy demand.”
The company added that the agreement with Navitas Solar will focus on improvements in the durability and reliability of solar panels through the supply of Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film—made by DuPont—as a critical material for solar backsheets.
The company also collaborated with JinkoSolar on its Eagle solar panel and with Neoflex Industries for solar backsheets.