We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. You can read our Cookie Policy here.

Advertisement
Unidym Enters into Development Agreement with Nippon Kayaku
News

Unidym Enters into Development Agreement with Nippon Kayaku

Unidym Enters into Development Agreement with Nippon Kayaku
News

Unidym Enters into Development Agreement with Nippon Kayaku

Read time:
 

Want a FREE PDF version of This News Story?

Complete the form below and we will email you a PDF version of "Unidym Enters into Development Agreement with Nippon Kayaku"

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Country*
Company Type*
Job Function*
Would you like to receive further email communication from Technology Networks?

Technology Networks Ltd. needs the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For information on how to unsubscribe, as well as our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy

Unidym, Inc has entered into a joint development agreement with Nippon Kayaku, to integrate Unidym's printable transparent electrodes into Nippon Kayaku's thin film solar cells.

Nippon Kayaku Co. is a Japanese chemical company with over $1.4B in 2007 sales that is bringing its global development and manufacturing capabilities to the rapidly developing thin film solar cell market.

According to Solarbuzz, an international solar energy research and consulting company, thin-film photovoltaic technologies hold great promise in the solar market and could contribute strongly to the industry's expected growth from $10.6 billion in 2006 to $18.5 billion by 2011.

Thin film solar cells require a transparent electrode material for optimal efficiency, and Unidym's carbon nanotube-based electrodes could offer substantial benefits over the materials currently in use, such as indium tin oxide (ITO).

"Unidym's products provide several advantages over ITO for solar cell manufacturers, including compatibility with high-volume, roll-to-roll manufacturing techniques, lower materials cost, and enhanced flexibility," said Art Swift, Unidym's CEO and President. "We expect our printable electrodes to significantly improve production economics for innovative solar companies like Nippon Kayaku and accelerate widespread adoption of solar power."

"Nippon Kayaku is delighted to be working with Unidym to integrate carbon nanotube-based electrodes into our thin-film solar cells," said Mr. T. Inoue, Group Leader of Nippon Kayaku's solar cell project. "We expect to be a technology leader in this important segment of the solar power market."

Advertisement