Five solar device makers have asked Natcore Technology Inc. to determine whether its processes can help reduce costs and improve the performance of their products, with the work to be done at the Eastman Business Park, officials said Monday.
Two are North American companies and two are from China, officials said. The fifth is from Europe.
Natcore will use its black silicon and liquid phase deposition processes rather than plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition typically used by the five companies to deposit film on their products, officials said.
The work will be done at Natcore’s research and development laboratory in Rochester, officials said.
“These companies came to us because they were aware of our successes with LPD and black silicon,” Natcore president and CEO Charles Provini said in a statement.
“If the results are what we anticipate for these tests, these companies would very likely be significant near-term customers.”
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