The cooperation will involve six of the twelve NanoCenters of Network on the basis of which the Russian Competence Photovoltaics Center “SolarTec” was created, the Ulyanovsk NanoCenter is among them.
The agreement was signed by Ludo Deferm, Solliance Supervisory Board member, Executive Vice-President at IMEC and Denis Kovalevich, the Chairman of SolarTec Board of Directors, TECHNOSPARK NanoCenter CEO.
This Collaboration Agreement will allow Russian startups, technology companies, R&D teams and universities to participate in Solliance research programs in the field of solar energy, and transfer these technologies to Russia. In particular, we are talking about the development of new types of thin-film coatings, for instance, for energy-generating architectural and automotive glass, facing panels and metal constructions.
«For making a significant breakthrough in high-tech industry, collaboration with world players in technology is one of the most important aspects for success. Now the Russian Consortium participants have gained the access to the most advanced developments in the field of photovoltaics. The Project, we have entered, works under the rule of equal share of risks and profits and opens access to the technologies of all Solliance partners. I am confident that our cooperation will gradually strengthen Russia’s role in PV world market», - states Denis Kovalevich.
Solliance is European R&D consortium working in the area of thin-film technologies.
Currently, Solliance unites more than 250 researchers from research institutes and universities and from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium industry centers, and focuses its activity on the following problems:
- improving efficiency of flexible thin-film solutions;
- search for alternative materials to replace application of rare and expensive materials;
- reduction of energy consumption in the production of solar batteries;
- reduction of toxicity of solar panels at their disposal.