DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Distributed Sun LLC (D-SUN) have begun collaborating in an effort to help drive increased adoption of solar energy through the D-SUN Distributed Solar Network.
The companies plan to advocate best-practice specifications, promote data transparency and provide access to a comprehensive suite of analytical tools. The aim is to facilitate project specifications that will better inform the decisions of system owners, investors and users. DuPont will help guide D-SUN on specifications for materials that deliver improved efficiency and lower overall system costs to maximize returns for solar installations and reduce investment risk.
‘It's not enough to know who makes your modules; you have to know what's in them,’ says William F. Feehery, global business director for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. ‘Solar modules today are made with a complex assortment of materials, and given the intense cost pressures the industry faces, the results can be inconsistent. Materials matter, and understanding how to specify materials can make the difference between a project's success and failure.’