Dow Corning, University of Toledo Collaborate on Solar Research


Jul 21, 2010

Researchers at Dow Corning and The University of Toledo (UT) have signed a memorandum of understanding to engage in collaborative discussions on photovoltaic (PV) solar research and development efforts to help reduce the cost of solar energy.
"Both Dow Corning and UT want homes and businesses throughout the world to take advantage of clean, renewable energy from the sun," says Gregg Zank, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Dow Corning.  "It is essential that businesses, academics and the government collaborate in order to accelerate the advancement of solar technologies."
The proposed collaboration between Dow Corning and UT, which could include the addition of other universities or businesses in the future, offers researchers from both organizations the opportunity to share data and technology while allowing both to protect their intellectual property.
Both Dow Corning and UT have been active in engaging U.S. policymakers to support alternative energy growth in the U.S.  To learn more about Dow Corning's efforts to promote a comprehensive energy policy, visit
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