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SolarPrint Drives International Research

Siliconrepublic today reports that Irish energy technology company SolarPrint, which develops photo-voltaic (PV) energy technologies, has announced that it has entered into a research partnership agreement with the Taiwanese Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the largest research centres of its kind in the world, with a budget of more than US$500m. This partnership is for the joint development of new PV solutions that can be used in consumer applications.

SolarPrint has been backed by Enterprise Ireland and is collaborating with a number of Irish Universities including University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Trinity College and University of Limerick to develop Ireland’s first solar manufacturing facility. SolarPrint will concentrate initially on the Consumer Electronics market, manufacturing a DSSC PV solar module which can be adopted in a wide variety of applications, including a mobile phone charger for the developing world where the requirement for off grid technologies are a necessity.

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