North Wales, UK [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] OpTIC, an opto-electronics technology and incubation facility in North Wales, has officially opened its Center for Solar Energy Research. The group said that its goal is to be one of Europe’s major R&D Centers for the solar energy industry.
“Solar technology start-ups and manufacturers will be able to access facilities and resources, such as test & measurement devices and thin film coating equipment in addition to the photovoltaic technology being developed by the 10 strong scientific group at OpTIC. Grants and financial assistance available from the Welsh Assembly Government are also a strong incentive to locate here,” said John Oliver, director at OpTIC.
One of the first companies to relocate to OpTIC is Dyesol from Australia, one of the world’s leading companies that is working with dye sensitive solar cells.In July, RenewableEnergyWorld.com took a closer look at dye sensitized solar cell companies, inculding Dyesol.