Nov 23 2009
Dow Corning has unveiled the Solar Solutions Application & Business Center. This center will be the place for customer sales, product evaluation, and for developing commercialization strategy.
Located at Newark, California, the manufacturing facility has all the advanced testing facilities and laboratories. The center is provided with capabilities for materials development and characterization. This facility allows customers to assess on-site, both performance and environmental aging of the equipment.
According to Gaetan Borgers, Global Industry Director, Dow Corning Solar Business, West Coast has a large number of customers who use solar related products and it also has the largest solar energy providers in North America. Once Dow Corning has established itself at North America, it will provide support to customers in the local market. Dow Corning will serve customers all over the world from its added facility at the Solar Solutions Application Center in Freeland, Michigan, and the center to be opened in 2010 at JinCheon, Korea.
Dow Corning not only promotes original solar products at the global level, it also helps to extend solar power as a better option for energy utilization. Dow Corning has identified silicone technology to have immense capacity to deal with the hurdles that prevent the wide utilization of solar power due to higher costs.
Recently, Dow Corning has announced the manufacture of the Dow Corning PV-6100 Encapsulant Series, which helps to lower the cost and increase the production rate of solar panels. In addition to this series, Dow Corning has introduced the Dow Corning PV-8303 Ultra Fast Cure Sealant and Dow Corning PV-8030 Adhesive, which can be used for bonding and sealing in photovoltaic modules. Dow Corning has expanded its existing facilities to develop solutions for silicon-based products, namely, adhesives, coatings, encapsulants, potting agents and sealants. Further, Dow Corning will be investing to increase the size of its portfolio for installation, assembly of modules and manufacturing of solar cells.