Dyesol, global leader in the development and commercialization of Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC), has announced that it has appointed VDL Enabling Technologies Group to assist in the development of a Major Area Demonstration Prototype.

The 1st Phase contract involves a specialist engineering study resulting in the preparation of a Feasibility & Functional Specification for Perovskite Major Area Demonstrator development. This phase will be conducted over a 4 month period commencing immediately. It is expected that upon the successful completion of the initial study, a 2nd Phase of design and development will follow, and the 3rd Phase will be Realization. The 3 phase project is expected to be completed in the 1st half of 2017.

Dyesol considers the manufacture of a Major Area Demonstration Prototype as a critical step in the successful scale-up and commercialization of its revolutionary 3rd generation Perovskite Solar Cell PV technology. The prototypes are expected to be of a size and performance comparable with existing PV panels. However, their projected cost and versatility of application are expected to be superior. This will ultimately translate into a lower Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE), an essential attribute for the successful displacement of traditional or fossil-fuel sources of electricity.

The prototypes will be used for accreditation, demonstration, validation and product showcasing. Subject to commercial contract, VDL and its associate companies have formed the intention to work with Dyesol over the longer term and at the various stages of the scale-up of production. 

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