DuPont, Chinese solar company announce collaboration


gi_132798_dupont-lerri-logos-copyDuPont Electronics & Communications and solar module maker LERRI  have signed a strategic collaboration agreement.

“DuPont and LERRI share a common goal of accelerating the adoption of solar power by providing proven power and lasting value,” said Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials. “By continuous collaboration and leveraging our technical resources, we look forward to enabling innovative high efficiency and high-reliability solar cell and panel designs and improved reliability testing methods that will benefit both our companies  and the industry at large.”

“LERRI Solar began its cooperation with DuPont in 2015. We have built up a very strong relationship in the China market and we look forward to further expanding the collaboration globally,” said Zhenguo Li, president of LONGI Silicon Materials Corp., the parent company of LERRI Solar. “With the goal of being a true global solar energy leader, we are not only ramping up our manufacturing facilities in the overseas market but also setting up subsidiaries in Japan, Europe and the United States. We are looking forward to working with DuPont globally and to provide high efficiency and reliable solar energy to the world.”

Areas of potential collaboration of the two companies include technical development efforts to support continued improvements in the efficiency, durability and reliability of mono c-Si solar cells and panels. This  includes development and supply of advanced materials, as well as co-marketing collaborations in order to promote the broader and faster adoption of solar energy.

LERRI Solar Technology Co., Ltd.,  is a wholly-owned subsidiary to Xi’an LONGi Silicon Materials Corp., a  manufacturer of mono-crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) products. LERRI Solar focuses on the R&D, production and sales of solar mono-crystalline cells and modules and promotes the application of efficient mono-crystalline technology in the global market. With its headquarters located in Xi’an,


LERRI has its headquarters  in Xi’an, China, and production bases located in Quzhou, Taizhou, Hefei, Yinchuan in China and Sri City in India.

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) is the  supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry.

Since 1975 more than half of the world’s 900 million installed solar panels contain DuPont materials.Further information is available at

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