Sydney, Australia [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Australian energy group Origin Energy Limited has announced a 50:50 joint venture with Micron Technology, Inc. with a focus on the development of photovoltaic technology.
The near term objective of the joint venture is to combine the work Origin has done to date in solar development with Micron’s capabilities and to examine opportunities for commercialization
Micron president and chief operating officer, Mark Durcan, said: “As we have looked to leverage our core strengths in other markets, photovoltaic energy technology is a natural area of investigation. Origin is a company with a significant interest and history in renewable energy technologies. Combining our semiconductor manufacturing expertise with Origin’s solar experience could result in a strong partnership.