Evergreen Solar Awarded Contract by NREL
Evergreen Solar Inc. (Marlboro, MA) announced that it has been awarded a cost-shared letter subcontract by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden, CO) to complete a research and development program under the photovoltaic manufacturing technology (PVMaT) program.
The three-year, cost-shared agreement, which renews annually, will help continue the development of Evergreen's String Ribbon manufacturing technology into an advanced process that is virtually continuous, thereby reducing manufacturing costs. In addition, the program will further Evergreen's development of its back-contact solar cell and its polymer frameless-module technology. Over the expected three years of the contract, NREL will fund $3.0 million of the $6.0 million project and Evergreen Solar will fund the remaining $3.0 million.