Glass maker Pilkington keeps eye on new solar technologies

Plastic Electronics
June 3, 2010
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION

International glass producer Pilkington is partnering with U.K. R&D on two separate projects to follow the progress of new solar materials that can be coated onto glass.

In one project, which has received funding from the U.K. government, Cambridge-based Polysolar is working with Pilkington to develop a demonstrator made of a large pane of glass with spray-coated organic photovoltaics (OPVs), achieving good levels of transparency. The two-year project continues PolySolar's original investment in technology that originated from Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory and technology from Plextronics in the US, according to a June Plastic Electronics report.

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