U.S. DOE Teams With Masdar On PV Coating Technologies Research

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Masdar – Abu Dhabi's multifaceted renewable energy initiative – plan to collaborate to test the performance of specially coated solar photovoltaic modules designed to avoid the moisture and cementation problems currently faced by PV module producers worldwide and prevent dry dust adhesion.

Developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the coatings have been selected for testing following exchanges of scientific and technical information with Masdar, including soil sample collection and site visits to Abu Dhabi.

The cooperation is a direct result of a memorandum of understanding that was signed by the DOE and Masdar last April to promote collaboration on clean and sustainable energy technologies.

SOURCE: Masdar Initiative

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