SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (President: Keita Kato; hereinafter “SEKISUI CHEMICAL”) announces that it exhibited film-type perovskite solar cells at the G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023 held from May 19 to 21.
At the G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023, a display area was set up to promote Japan’s cutting-edge technology.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL carried out exhibitions and demonstration tests at the special venue (indoor and outdoor) in the Hiroshima Prefectural General Gymnasium (Hiroshima Green Arena), one of the venues of the summit. The large-area outdoor demonstrations provided a great opportunity to appeal to domestic and overseas media representatives.
Film-type perovskite solar cells are a next-generation type of solar cell that has lightweight and flexible, enabling installation at various sites, such as building walls, roofs with limited load bearing, or curved surfaces. They are expected to accelerate the spread and expansion of renewable energy, greatly contributing to achieving carbon neutrality, and becoming a solution to the energy crisis from the perspective of energy self-sufficiency.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL achieved outdoor durability of 10 years equivalent ahead of the rest of the industry through its original “sealing, film formation, materials and process technology,” by creating a 30 cm-wide roll-to-roll manufacturing process. This manufacturing process has been successfully used to produce film-type perovskite solar cells with a power generation efficiency of 15.0%.
With a view to practical application, SEKISUI CHEMICAL is leveraging the Green Innovation Fund of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to accelerate development, aiming to establish a manufacturing process for 1 m-wide rolls and further improve durability and power generation efficiency. In addition, it is undertaking development in collaboration with various parties such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, West Japan Railway Company, NTT DATA Corporation, and JERA Co., Inc. , for early implementation into society.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL set its vision statement as “Innovation for the Earth” in Vision 2030, its long-term vision. We announced to support the basis of LIFE and continue to create “peace of mind for the future” to realize a sustainable society.
Going forward, the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group aims to realize both a sustainable society and sustainable growth of the Group itself, contribute to further solving social issues, and promote initiatives to remain as a company that continues to be trusted by all of our stakeholders.
About SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group
Headquartered in Japan, SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD. (TSE: 4204) and its subsidiaries make up the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group. 26,000 employees in over 180 companies throughout 21 countries and regions aim to contribute to improving the lives of the people of the world and the earth’s environment. Thanks to a history of innovation, dedication and a pioneering spirit, SEKISUI CHEMICAL now holds leading positions in its three diverse business divisions as well as top global market share in interlayer film, foam products, conductive particles and more.
Since its foundation in 1947, the SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group has dedicated itself to social and environmental contribution and is now an internationally recognized leader in sustainability and environmental initiatives, having recently been selected as one of the Global 100 most sustainable companies. SEKISUI CHEMICAL Group will continue to maintain a strong corporate presence for 100 years and beyond.
SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
Corporate Communication Department
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