Solar cell technology developer Solar Press and coating and printing experts KROENERT have announced the signing of a long term partnership agreement to develop and sell turn-key manufacturing solutions for Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) modules. This move, believed to be the first of its kind, will enable low cost production of light weight, flexible solar cells. This reduces the barriers to entry for OPV manufacture, extending the capability to all regions of the world.
Solar Press UK Ltd was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between the Carbon Trust and C-Change. Under the partnership agreement with KROENERT, Solar Press, a world leader in the development of OPV process technology, will develop and optimise its production process and ink formulations to enable the manufacture of commercial OPV modules using KROENERT's production coating and printing equipment. KROENERT will optimise its hardware to maximise the capability of Solar Press's OPV production process technology.