Konarka Enters Pact With Japan’s Konica | March 8, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 10 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 10 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 8, 2010

Konarka Enters Pact With Japan’s Konica

Department: Business
Keywords: photovoltaics, solar

Konarka Technologies, a Lowell, Mass.-based developer of polymeric photovoltaic products, has formed an R&D collaboration with Konica Minolta, the Japanese imaging firm. Konica Minolta will invest $20 million in Konarka as part of a deal to develop organic thin-film photovoltaics for solar energy generation. The eventual goal is to produce photovoltaic panels in Japan. Konarka got $45 million from France’s Total in a similar photovoltaics deal signed in late 2008.

 
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