Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
Signed a memorandum of understanding with the Slovak Republic regarding joint study of perovskite solar cells
Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. (President: Keita Kato, hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) is interested in how our film-type perovskite solar cells can contribute to the promotion of carbon neutrality in the Slovak Republic, as well as the legal regulations regarding solar cells. We have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic to conduct studies with universities and research institutes in the Slovak Republic from 2024 to 2026 on issues related to social implementation, including the current situation.
1. Background and history of the joint study
At our company, we are the first in the industry to confirm outdoor durability equivalent to 10 years by leveraging our unique “sealing, film formation, material, and process technologies,” and have established a 30cm wide roll-to-roll manufacturing process. Masu. Furthermore, using the same manufacturing process, we have
successfully manufactured a film-type perovskite solar cell with a power generation efficiency of 15.0%. We are currently verifying the technology and establishing installation and construction methods through installation in various applications, with the aim of commercialization in 2025.
At the same time, we are leveraging the Green Innovation Fund of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a national research and development agency, to establish a
manufacturing process for 1m widths and proceed with development to further improve durability and power generation efficiency. I am. The government of the Slovak Republic is conducting various studies and initiatives to promote carbon neutrality, and the application of perovskite solar cells is being considered as one of these
initiatives. To date, we have dispatched an inspection team to our development base in April 2023 to check the development status of our perovskite solar cells.
2. Purpose of signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint consideration
The Slovak Republic will jointly compile social implementation issues related to perovskite solar cells with the support of universities and government agencies in the country, and will consider the contribution to carbon neutrality. Based on the information provided by the Slovak Republic, we will consider the strategies necessary to establish business in the case of deploying perovskite solar cells outside of Japan, especially in the European market.
3. About the signing ceremony
On February 9th (Friday), a signing ceremony was held at our Tokyo head office. Two ministers from the Slovak Republic, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Denisa Szaková, attended, and from our company, executives from the development field, including President Kato, attended.
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