SunHydrogen has identified a better polymer combination for the solar cell assembly that will extend the lifetime of its green hydrogen production panel.
Based in California, the company today (13th Nov) announced the changes, following on from its news in August that there would be a minor design change in the housing to better accommodate the fittings for hydrogen release.
Currently, the solar cells are processed using a custom-built system for punching silicon solar cells without shorting them. The application of protective coatings and catalysts then protect the solar cells from corrosion.
The improvement of the manufacturing process has been invaluable to the sompany as additional investment and focus is applied to the accelerated development of its breakthrough nanotechnology hydrogen generation technology.
In a statement, SunHydrogen said that while the upgrade caused a delay in production, the outcome has been a considerably improved product and process.
Dr. Joun Lee, Chief Technology Officer at SunHydrogen, said, “We are extremely pleased with the improvements discovered as we work through production.”
“This is exactly how the process is supposed to work in development. Our technical team and the manufacturer work closely to improve the product, reduce its cost and effectively optimise the process.”