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Masdar, US in solar PV collaboration

Abu Dhabi, February 28, 2011

Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multifaceted renewable energy initiative, and the US Department of Energy have announced joint collaboration in the testing of solar photovoltaic modules (PV) technologies.

These specially-coated solar PV modules are designed to avoid the moisture and cementation problems currently faced by PV module producers worldwide and prevent dry dust adhesion, said a statement from Masdar.

Developed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, these PV coatings have been selected for testing following exchanges of scientific and technical information with Masdar, including soil sample collection and site visits to Abu Dhabi.

The co-operation is a direct result of a MoU signed by theUS Department of Energy and Masdar last April to promote collaboration on clean and sustainable energy technologies, the statement added.

Daniel B. Poneman, US Deputy Secretary of Energy, and Dr Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, made the announcement at the solar test field of the specially-coated PV modules located within Masdar City, which serves a clean tech cluster and test-bed of renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

"This collaborative testing exemplifies the shared vision of the US and the UAE to advance innovation and clean energy solutions," said Poneman.

"Masdar’s innovative test-bed supports the development of the cutting-edge technologies that will help overcome our energy challenges and aid economic growth. Through bilateral relationships like this, we can help build a secure, prosperous and sustainable energy future for the citizens of our nations and the world," he remarked.

Dr Al Jaber said the pilot project demonstrated the real, tangible benefits created by the ongoing co-operation between the two countries.

"Our strong alignment in renewable energy research and development will not only benefit both of our nations, but also the global transition towards clean energy solutions," he stated.

"Collaboration and increased international partnerships can generate vital momentum in addressing the energy challenges of today – creating a pathway for thriving, diversified economies and clean energy innovation," Dr Al Jaber added.-TradeArabia News Service

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