Earlier this year, the Research Council of Norway presented the results of a study on the effects of energy research (Effekter av energiforskningen) to the Minister for Oil and Energy, Kjell-Børge Freiberg.
Solar cell research is one of the topics highlighted in the report. FME SUSOLTECH and its partners have contributed with input and data to the study. The conclusion is clear: relevant research really pays off! In the report, five concrete cases of value creation from companies either enabled or supported by solar cell research and development are presented. Combined, the Norwegian solar cell industry has contributed with an annual turnover in excess of 3 BNOK, and domestic production of sustainable silicon materials has supported a massive reduction in CO2 emissions from power production around the world.
More information can be found in the full report (in Norwegian), which can be downloaded here.
The study will be discussed during the forthcoming Norwegian Solar Cell Conference, which takes place in Son from May 20th to 21st.