Dyesol has partnered with global giant Tata Steel in a three-year, $US18 million joint pilot project to develop DSC technology as part of their strategy of collaborating with building materials manufacturers to add photovoltaic capability to their products enabling them to transform buildings into virtual power stations.
Dyesol’s executive chairman Mr Richard Caldwell comments that their evolving relationship with the built environment will see the building industry move on to integrating power generation onto products used in walls, roofs and windows.
By partnering with major building materials manufacturers such as Tata Steel, Dyesol will hasten that change and forever alter the building industry.
Tata Steel, which has supplied building materials to Manchester United’s soccer stadium, IKEA and Tesco stores, as well as other commercial buildings, partners with Dyesol to develop DSC materials at a joint research facility in Europe. To cap the completion of the R&D pilot phase, the companies’ joint team of scientists and engineers recently unveiled the world’s largest DSC module.
DSC represents the emerging third generation of solar technology and is the first technology that promises to bring building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) into the mainstream. With lower material cost to manufacture and better energy yield in low and diffused light conditions, DSC will soon be incorporated into building, auto and industrial materials.
The technology can be incorporated into roofs, facades and window products, eliminating the need to add additional surface area for solar generation. Due to its ability to capture diffuse light, DSC can be used on all sides of a building to generate power throughout the day.
Dyesol is focused on supporting its global partnerships with top tier corporations in the roof, facades and window markets.