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DSM inaugurates Solar Technologies demonstration center in India

State-of-the-art facility aims to showcase the benefits of current and future solar technologies.

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company, recently inaugurated its Solar Technologies Demonstration Center at its DSM Engineering Plastics facility in Pune, India. This state-of-the-art solar technology center has been built to demonstrate and showcase the performance of DSM's innovations in solar technology and will also reduce the plant’s CO2 footprint by using the renewable energy generated by the solar plant to meet 25% of the site’s electricity needs.

Technology for solar energy will play a central role in a more renewable energy balance of the future – a role that will become even more critical and valuable as the technology becomes more efficient and competitive. DSM aims to help enable the penetration of solar energy by focusing on the development and commercialization of technologies and materials solutions1 that increase the efficiency and yield of solar modules, thereby increasing the energy generation and reducing the cost of solar electricity. 

“Our newly commissioned solar energy plant in Pune is the first of our demonstration facilities to showcase our technologies to customers and stakeholders around the world,” said Oscar Goddijn, vice president, DSM Advanced Surfaces.  

With demand for energy increasing around the world, DSM recognizes the need to use alternative energy solutions for its own use. As an example of this approach, the DSM Engineering Plastics site in Pune now meets 50% of its total electricity requirements from renewable sources, of which 25% from the Solar Technologies Demonstration Center at the site and 25% already coming from wind power. 

1. KhepriCoat®, an anti-reflective coating developed by DSM Advanced Surfaces, significantly increases the efficiency of solar panels by enabling more light to enter a solar device.

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