02 September 2011 16:03 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Dow Chemical a $12.8m (€9.0m) three-year grant to help fund a programme to cut the costs of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar products, the US-based chemicals major said on Friday.
The programme, with an overall cost of $22.4m, has the potential to make solar energy more cost effective and thus help to increase adoption rates, said Dave Parrillo, director of research and development at Dow’s solar business unit.
There is tremendous potential to increase the use of BIPV products, said Parrillo.
Dow also said it plans to launch BIPV solar shingles this year.
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