SCHOTT Solar has entered into a 3 year research partnership with IMEC, Europe’s leading independent nanoelectronics research center. SCHOTT Solar joins IMEC’s newly launched multi-partner silicon PV industrial affiliation program (IIAP). This R&D program will explore and develop advanced process technologies concentrating on a sharp reduction in silicon use, increasing cell efficiency and substantially lowering the cost per Watt peak. (Source: Enviro Desk, June 10, 2009)

Contact: Brian Lynch, SCHOTT North America, Inc., (914) 831-2287,,, IMEC,