February 28 (Renewables Now) – UK agency Energy Rollm Ltd final week opened its pilot photo voltaic movie manufacturing facility, positioned in Jade Enterprise Park in County Durham, North East England.
The ability, presently using 34 folks, will produce low-cost, light-weight, versatile photo voltaic movie utilizing the corporate’s patented micro-groove know-how.
Energy Roll’s versatile movie is meant to facilitate photo voltaic deployment within the constructed setting, for example warehouses and agricultural sheds with weaker roofs, and different purposes reminiscent of off-grid and on autos the place conventional photo voltaic panels may very well be too heavy or costly.
“Developed within the UK, our distinctive micro-groove design permits a producing course of that makes use of a roll-to-roll approach much like many low-cost print processes in use at present,” defined chief govt Neil Spann.
“We’ll absolutely exhibit our know-how at our Durham facility and can companion with massive corporations within the UK and abroad to globally scale up the photo voltaic movie manufacturing,” Spann added.
Energy Roll final week additionally introduced the elevating of GBP 5.8 million (USD 7.8m/EUR 6.9m) in fairness, bringing the whole funding it has secured to this point to over GBP 20 million. The funds shall be used for the event and scaling of its know-how.
(GBP 1 = USD 1.339/EUR 1.194)
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