Under the terms of the agreement, Yingli will purchase materials from DuPont, including its Solamet photovoltaic metallization pastes used in solar modules, and its protective backsheet for solar modules made with Tedlar polyvinyl fluoride film.
In a statement released, DuPont says that the aim is to accelerate the "adoption of solar energy to address one of the world’s biggest challenges reducing dependence on fossil fuels."
"The agreement we have signed with DuPont assures our supply of critical, high-quality materials and our continued collaboration on further technological advances to optimize the performance of our solar modules, which illustrates our mission to be a cost leader and provide the best product to customers at the same time," commented Yinglis chairman and CEO, Liansheng Miao.
The agreement was signed in a ceremony, held on February 13, in Washington, D.C. It was organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China, and hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.