Japan-based Green Science Alliance, which develops next-generation technologies for use in energy as well as in other fields, has invested in a Kyoto University start-up focused on perovskite solar cell research — EneCoat Technologies.

EneCoat is working on more efficient and durable perovskite cells while also looking to develop lead-free perovskite cells.

Green Science Alliance, which is developing an electrode material for solar cells, will cooperate with EneCoat in conducting research and development activities.

The two companies will also partner on the commercialization of their technology, especially outside Japan.

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