By Cameron Chai
Sunnyvale, California-based Innovalight, a company that commercializes silicon ink and next generation solar cell process technology, recently declared its partnership with Marubeni.
Marubeni will serve as the sole distributor of Innovalight's silicon ink and processes to companies that develop solar cells and panels across Japan.
Innovalight has developed a nanotechnology-based silicon ink and licenses an in-house platform process, which enables a user-friendly advancement to solar cell production facilities to help enhance the performance of solar cells and reduce production costs.
According to Koji Kuroda, general manager at Marubeni, solar cell producers in Japan are keen to integrate the technology to help reduce the production cost of solar cells.
Boris Mathiszik, vice president of international sales at Innovalight, said that as they are increasing their presence in Japan they need to be closer to their customers and he is delighted to partner with Marubeni.