The solar PV module industry focus is cell and module efficiency. Manufacturing innovation is secondary. The result – 40 years of incremental commercial product progress.
EMC flips that model. Manufacturing performance and speed is primary. Cell & module efficiency acceleration is built into the process. Commercial product cost AND performance is exponentially improved with product availability assured.
EMC - World Leader in Large Format, High Speed Printing of Perovskite Solar Modules.
Core to the EMC strategy is high volume multiple layer printing of the entire solar device.
Perovskite allows for high speed, high yield ROLL-to-ROLL printing of PV modules.
We have shown that perovskite-based solar cells could be produced quickly and inexpensively using techniques such as roll-to-roll manufacturing . . . . . We are convinced . . . . these materials would forever transform the U.S. solar industry. NREL is a world leader . . . . The time is right . . . .
Dr. Martin Keller, Director, U.S. DOE National Renewable
Energy Laboratory – testimony to U.S.
Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, May 21, 2019
EMC Model =
Capital Risk Significantly Reduced
The scaling limitations highlighted . . . imply that the long-term dominance of current silicon technology should not be taken for granted. If we consider what today may appear an ad absurdum scenario of a factory with an annual capacity of 1-terawatt of PV modules, two capex-related considerations raise concerns with today’s technology: (1) the cost of the factory would be approximately $1.01 trillion (roughly 30% of the 2014 U.S. Federal budget) . . . .
“Existing PV manufacturing capacity is sufficient to supply 5% of the world’s electricity, but only if capacity can be replaced as it is retired.”
MIT / NREL – The Capital Intensity of Photovoltaic Manufacturing: Barrier to Scale and Opportunity for Innovation, 2016
Advance Partner Program:
BackbonePV™ early adopter, mutual benefit program for
select PV project stakeholders