Our Managing Director, Richard Caldwell, answers your questions sent during the month of December 2016.
What is the current status quo of the research project GOT Solar?
GOTSolar is an acronym of a EU funded Horizon 2020 research project “New technological advances for the third generation of Solar cells”. The project runs from 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2018. University of Porto is the coordinator of this project with Dyesol, EPFL, University of ULM, Efacec, CNRS and IChF PAN as the consortium partners. Dyesol is the key industrialisation partner.
This project proposes disruptive approaches for the development of highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly PSCs, including lead free light absorber materials and advanced architecture concepts. These highly-efficient devices will be encapsulated using a new hermetically laser assisted glass encapsulation process to enable high-durability and tested under accelerated aging conditions. Dyesol’s key responsibilities within the Project are to achieve a pathway for the commercialisation of these technologies and provide an enabler to highly efficient, highly stable devices. Demonstrators will be built with stability projecting a 20 year lifetime.
Dyesol’s current activities relate to the resolution of key technical challenges associated with laser assisted frit sealing. These generally relate to understanding and mitigating the thermal stresses associated with laser processing in conjunction with frit material deposition optimisation. Activities underway are to optimise the process parameters for deposition and laser sealing, in line with the Project Plan. These current activities will be followed by scale-up of the geometry of the process in order to provide solutions for commercially viable devices.
Is it possible to concretize the planed collaboration-projects with CSIRO?
Dyesol and CSIRO are currently in close and detailed discussion which is focused on ongoing government grant applications and co-ordination of future R&D activity. We cannot provide further detail as it is confidential and we would not wish to put at risk (a) our technology development plans and (b) the prospect of successful grant applications.
Richard Caldwell is continuously buying shares. What is the motivation to increase the share percentage so strongly?
The managing director of Dyesol, Richard Caldwell has a strong belief and confidence in its revolutionary Perovskite Solar Cell technology. Like all rational investors he is motivated to buy shares in Dyesol for profit as he considers they are cheap relative to their potential future value. This value will be realized with the successful scale-up and commercialization of the technology according to the company’s published commercialization schedule. Of course, he must act within the Dyesol Securities Trading Policy which means he acts in accordance with regulations prescribed specifically by Dyesol, ASX, ASIC and the Corporations Act.