Kuwait University and imec to collaborate on advanced silicon solar cell technology

December 20, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Research centre imec and Kuwait University signed a long term collaboration agreement for research and development on innovative silicon solar cell technologies.

The basis of the collaboration between imec and Kuwait University is imec's wafer-based silicon solar cell industrial affiliation program. By joining this program Kuwait University will acquire and further build up knowledge and expertise in advanced silicon solar cell processing technology. Resident researchers from Kuwait University will collaborate closely with imec researchers at imec’s facilities in Leuven, Belgium, and in Kuwait, and they will contribute to the research program with their excellent technology-modeling and simulation expertise. In this way Kuwait University will provide in-depth scientific understanding in exploring and validating directions for further solar cell innovation toward higher efficiencies and lower cost. Additionally, imec scientists will organize training sessions and scientific seminars in Kuwait for students and researchers of Kuwait University, to stimulate growth in expertise and human capital in field of solar cells and renewable energy in Kuwait.

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Visit Kuwait University at www.kuniv.edu