DuPont, Zhenfa join forces in China

DuPont China Holding and Zhenfa New Energy Technology have signed an agreement to collaborate on improving the performance, reliability and return on investment of solar power installations.

Both companies will cooperate in optimizing the selection of durable materials and technologies used in solar panels that Zhenfa will install.

Zhenfa, a leading engineering, procurement and construction company, and solar power generator in China, will utilize panels manufactured with Dupont Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film-based backsheets.

The two sides will work together to optimize solar energy power production and performance, as well as conduct field research on panel reliability and failure modes to better understand materials’ critical impact on solar energy systems. 

“DuPont continues to advance material science to improve the performance, reliability and return on investment in solar to help make it more competitive with other forms of electricity,” says Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.

DuPont is the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar industry.  It claims that more than half of the world’s 400 million panels installed since 1975 have DuPont materials in them.