Let’s win the solar innovation race together
Our goal is simple: To make clean, solar energy a reality for all
At DSM that means putting our science-based innovation engine to work developing materials and technologies that further lower the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). We strive to create what we call Brighter Living Solutions - profitable products and innovations that have a measurably better on our planet and its people than the mainstream solutions.
What could encapsulate the spirit of solar technology more than a solar park built on wasteland that uses minimal natural resources while generating maximum power from the sun?
This is exactly what DSM has achieved through a unique cooperation with NaGa Solar and Chemelot at the Louisegroeve solar park on the Chemelot site in the southern Netherlands. Not only does the site preserve valuable agricultural land, it’s proving to be an invaluable independent test site (evaluated by the Fraunhofer Institute) for the next generation of solar materials and technology from DSM. This includes our Endurance Backsheets for PV modules, which are already unlocking new value by delivering maximum protection and long-term power gain at a competitive price.
Solar park owners with older solar panels that don’t feature Anti-Reflective (AR) coatings, will soon be able to benefit from a new AR coating from DSM that can be applied directly onto PV modules installed in the field via a ‘retrofit’.
The DSM team is now working on an “in-field” coating applicator to scale-up the coating application method and thus provide an industrially friendly solution. In fact, we invite commercial and testing partners to further evaluate our retrofit coating in current solar plants, and welcome the opportunity to discuss a joint market approach.
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