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DEK Solar receives China award for metallisation platforms and advancing solar tech

UK screen printing provider honoured with Excellent Supplier Award at CREIA’s China PV Industry Development Forum in Beijing

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DEK Solar received the award for advancing modern solar technology through its printing processes

UK PV firm DEK Solar has received a Chinese award for its metallisation platform technology. DEK Solar was honoured with a prestigious Excellent Supplier Award, during the China Renewable Energy Industry Association’s (CREIA) China Photovoltaic Industry Development Form and Conference in Beijing. 

Sponsored by CREIA and judged by a distinguished panel of solar industry experts, DEK Solar earned the Excellent Supplier Award based on its development of both the Eclipse and Apollo metallisation platforms. This was in addition to its significant contributions to advancing modern solar technology through efficiency-enhancing printing processes. 

DEK Solar’s chief technology officer, Dr Xiao Chen, said: “This is such an important event for the Chinese renewable energy industry. In addition to broader policy discussions, technology improvements to develop greater cell conversion efficiencies were a primary topic of conversation.  This is DEK Solar’s core competency and I was privileged to take part, and was most honoured that our advancements in this area were recognised with an Excellent Supplier Award.”

The China Photovoltaic Industry Development and Forum, now in its second year, is a conference that attracts executives from top solar firms in China and offers a rich presentation agenda. It covers subjects ranging from China’s PV industry development status to cell efficiency progress to solar capital investment and financing.  The event is sponsored by CREIA, which was established in 2000 with the mission of promoting adoption of advanced technologies among renewable energy enterprises in China and actively developing capacity for the rapid industrialisation of the Chinese renewable energy sector.

“Connecting with like-minded industry colleagues at events such as this forum and conference is invaluable,” said Chen. 

DEK Solar marks another EU company to win an award for technology developments in renewable energy in the BRICs this month. Spain’s Gamesa won an award for its G97-2.0MW low-wind turbine at Enertia India this week.