Arkema and the French National Institute for Solar Energy (INES) are teaming up to create a private/public mixed research lab focused on the development of PV module technology.

Arkema develops polymers used in photovoltaic panels. According to their press release, this new joint laboratory will pool Arkema’s expertise in polymers, polymer films and nanomaterials, with the expertise of the INES CEA teams in design and in development processes for innovative photovoltaic modules, silicon and thin layers. This cooperation venture will be in place for an initial 4-year period.

This structure will help expand the technological offering of the photovoltaic sector in France, as well as its competitiveness in this strategic area.

The INES promotional video below highlights the innovations in solar research at the facility.

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