R&D laboratory for the solar industry inaugurated

September 20, 2012

Air Liquide today inaugurated an R&D laboratory for the solar industry. The Group is the first player in this market segment to roll out a pilot manufacturing line for solar cells using crystalline silicon technology. Today, this technology accounts for 88% of total production worldwide.

This crystalline solar cell manufacturing line will be used to fully test and evaluate new molecules and processes adapted to the needs of each client. The research being undertaken seeks to improve the performance of solar cells while lowering the cost production per watt, with the aim of making solar energy more competitive.

A pool of scientists with experience in photovoltaic technologies will run the research effort carried out at the Air Liquide Group R&D center located on Plateau de Saclay, near Paris, France.

Air Liquide is the world’s leading supplier of gases, advanced molecules and services for the solar industry.

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