DuPont Planning Solar Ventures in India
DuPont, US chemical giant with diverse interests, is in talks with solar panel manufacturers to ascertain the feasibility of new products the company plans to unveil in India.
“For our new product, E-Frame, we are currently in discussions with some of the leading Indian solar panel manufacturers to validate the concept and evaluate product feasibility in the Indian installations,” said Rajaram Pai, business leader, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, South Asia.
The new range of products in the solar segment are focused on materials that continue to improve the output, power and long-term reliability and durability of solar panels, lowering overall system costs, and making solar energy more competitive with other sources of electricity.
“We are committed to the solar energy industry and investing in R&D to develop materials that address the critical needs. Our key product offerings include polyvinyl fluoride films, photovoltaic metallisations, polyimide films, etc,” Pai said.
These materials continue to improve the power output and long-term reliability and durability of solar panels, lowering overall system costs, and making solar energy more competitive with other sources of electricity, he said.
Last year, DuPont spent $2.1 billion for R&D and innovation in the three areas that the firm is addressing through science-powered solutions are — more and better food, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and protecting people and the environment, Pai added.