Corning and Energy Materials Corporation Sign Joint Development Agreement

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Agreement furthers development of high-speed, roll-to-roll printing of perovskite solar cells on flexible Corning® Willow® Glass.

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“Today’s solar panels require high efficiencies and long life. Corning® Willow® Glass greatly expands the process window for manufacturing high- performance perovskite solar modules using high-speed, roll-to-roll printing, while providing an encapsulation barrier that improves product life.

Energy Materials Corporation (EMC), the global leader in development of high-speed manufacturing of high-performance solar energy panels, announced today the signing of a joint development agreement (JDA) with Corning Incorporated. Working together, the companies are focused on bringing low-cost, high-performance perovskite solar photovoltaic panels and products to the energy industry.

The JDA focuses both companies’ respective industry leading capabilities using Corning’s flexible Willow® Glass as the printing substrate in EMC’s proprietary (patents pending) printing process.

Dr. Stephan DeLuca, EMC’s CEO, said, “Today’s solar panels require high efficiencies and long life. Corning® Willow® Glass greatly expands the process window for manufacturing high- performance perovskite solar modules using high-speed, roll-to-roll printing, while providing an encapsulation barrier that improves product life. We are excited to be working on an exclusive basis with the world’s leading innovator of functional glass products.”

Roll-to-roll processable flexible Willow Glass is a uniquely tailored substrate for printed perovskite-based photovoltaic panels because of thermo-mechanical stability, optical clarity, surface quality, and excellent barrier property,” said Dr. Dipak Q. Chowdhury, division vice president and technology executive, Corning Technology Center Korea. “The combination of high-throughput R2R process, and the superior material properties of Corning Willow Glass enables high-speed and high-performance photovoltaic cell manufacturing.”

About Energy Materials Corporation
Energy Materials Corporation is an American innovator and manufacturer developing high performance renewable energy products focused on the terawatt scale required to underpin the global electrification and decarbonization effort while working within Planetary Boundaries. http://www.enmatcorp.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/5669791/admin/

About Corning Incorporated
Corning (http://www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.

Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.

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