Dublin-based Nines Photovoltaics has been awarded €1.2m in funding through the highly competitive European Framework Programme 7 (FP7) to further develop its innovative sustainable solar cell manufacturing technology.
Nines Photovoltaics has developed a potentially highly disruptive methodology for the manufacturing process of photovoltaic solar cells (a device that converts sunlight into electricity).
This new technology will reduce the cost of production and the overall environmental impact while increasing the speed and degree of process control required for the production of phovoltaic solar cells.
The technology that Nines has developed enables the solar cell producer to dramatically lower their water consumption and enables investment in further scaling of their manufacturing facilities.
Nines is the first company to offer a process solution, which uses a fully dry process, using zero global warming potential chemicals.
At the announcement were chief executive officer of Nines Photovoltaics Edward Duffy and the company's chief technology officer Laurent Clochard.