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DuPont to Collaborate on Solar Technologies in China

Solar cell manufacturer China Sunergy and China Electric Equipment Group (CEEG) have signed a Letter of Intent with DuPont China Holdings to collaborate on photovoltaic technologies and materials as well as power transformer, insulation, and aircraft composite materials over a three-year period.

The goal of the strategic alliance is to improve product quality, enhance the collaboration and development of new products, new applications and new markets. The partnership also offers other benefits. For example, DuPont reports that China Sunergy has agreed to increase its purchase of photovoltaic materials from the company including “Solamet photovoltaic metallization used in solar cells to achieve higher efficiency and DuPont’s Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride film based backsheet for solar module protection.”

The goal of the collaboration is to develop new and improved technologies and product quality improvement, increase efficiency and overall system cost reductions, and reach grid parity faster.

DuPont Greater China President Tony Su says, “Collaborating with our local partners to address the need to reduce global dependence on fossil fuels is critical to China’s sustainable development. This Letter of Intent will expand the strategic relationship between DuPont, CEEG and China Sunergy with long-term benefit not only to the parties, but also to the local industry and community. DuPont China is committed to leverage its strong technological capabilities across the company and work with our partners to support their rapid growth.”

Tingxing Lu, Chairman of China Sunergy and CEEG, adds: “CEEG has maintained a strategic commercial relationship with DuPont for over 15 years. I’m happy to see that this collaboration has been extended to involve China Sunergy. DuPont is one of the world’s leading, first-class enterprises, and this strategic collaboration will benefit China Sunergy to continue improving its technology, product reliability and customer satisfaction. China Sunergy’s CEO Mr. Stephen Cai and CTO Dr. Jianhua Zhao really look forward to strengthening this alliance and exploring innovations with DuPont.”

The China Electric Equipment Group manufactures power transformer, solar industry, power electronics, and honeycomb material products. For more information, visit www.ceeg.cn.

China Sunergy manufactures solar cell and module products in China. For additional information, visit http://www.chinasunergy.com.

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