DuPont invests $175m in PV expansion
DuPont's increased capacity to serve worldwide demand
DuPont has announced an investment of US$175 million to complete the multi-phase expansion of its Tedlar PV2001 series orientated film production line. Tedlar film is a component of photovoltaic backsheets.
The expansion will take place at the DuPont CircleVille, Ohio, facility and will use existing and retrofitted assets. The increased capacity means the firm can support global demand of over 10GW of photovoltaic module production.
“The photovoltaic market increasingly demands materials that enable modules to reliably deliver power for decades,” said David B. Miller, president – DuPont Electronics & Communications. “This major expansion underscores our commitment to maintaining DuPont leadership in the photovoltaic industry and specifically in the backsheet materials market for solar panels.”
The firm believes that this new added capacity will bring benefits to all regions, including the Middle East.
“Today, the photovoltaic industry in the Middle East is experiencing rapid growth. The region is aggressively pursuing diversification into renewable energy to reduce its carbon footprint. DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is committed to address local needs, to continuously innovate and to provide innovative advanced materials for improving solar cell efficiency and module lifetimes. Through science and technology, DuPont is making the use of sustainable energy a viable solution,” said Hartmut Reinke, Director, DuPont Middle East, Turkey and Africa.