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Canada’s QSolar and ETI Dynamics team up to bring PV tech to India and advance solar projects

Canadian firm signs agreement with India’s ETI Dynamics to launch PV spray solution and backsheets for BRIC country solar plants

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ETI Dynamics will develop PV projects in India using QSolar’s PV technology

Canada’s QSolar has formed a partnership with firm ETI Dynamics to bring its PV technology to India and progress solar power innovation in the BRIC country. The two companies have signed an agreement which will enable QSolar to supply its lightweight backsheet technology and polymer PV spray solution for ETI Dynamic’s solar power projects in India. 

Indian and UK economic development firm ETI Dynamics will identify and develop projects in the BRIC country where QSolar’s technology can be introduced. QSolar said the partnership will accelerate the company’s entry into the Indian market through partners operating on the ETI Dynamics energy platform.  This includes engineering firms, project developers, manufacturing and assembling enterprises, equity and debt finance institutions.

QSolar said ETI Dynamics will initially develop the “right techno-commercial model” for the Indian market based on prevailing market and industry benchmarks.

“While on one hand it will focus on developing the market around QSolar's products, it will also develop the supply chain so that the products can meet just-in-time delivery as well as local content requirements for government funded programs, the company said.

QSolar said it is already in the process of identifying companies to manufacture its products locally under a master licensing agreement.

According to QSolar, its patented Spraytek technology offers higher protection to solar cells compared with glass and EVA. The technology involves a spraying technique using a highly protective insulator plastic compound, which forms an impenetrable film around the cell. This protects it from extreme weather conditions.

ETI Dynamics is an economic development firm with headquarters in India and the UK. Through its asset management arm Zeus Environergy, the company is developing a series of solar power projects. These range from 100MW utility scale, ground mounted and grid interactive projects to rooftop solar installations varying between 20 and 200KW.

ETI Dynamics said it expects the QSolar technologies to receive support from the Indian market. After delivering the first commercial rooftop and/or ground mounted site using QSolar tech, the company said it will expand the technology to other areas, including sustainable transport.

The news from QSolar follows other Western firms working to move PV technology forward in India. Earlier this month, US technology firm Trojan Battery announced a partnership with India’s Su-Kam Power Systems to launch deep-cycle battery to strengthen solar and inverter portfolio in the BRIC country.