Volume 88 Issue 33 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 16, 2010

Hong Kong Gets DuPont Solar Modules

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: photovoltaic, solar, silicon

DuPont supplied the thin-film photovoltaic modules that were recently installed at Hongkong Electric’s Lamma Power Station. Manufactured by DuPont Apollo, a China-based DuPont subsidiary, the modules generate electricity using amorphous silicon, rather than traditional polycrystalline silicon. Because the modules consume less than 1% of the silicon that traditional solar cells do, DuPont says, energy payback times are short.

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