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Dyesol and Corus to integrate solar generators onto steel sheets

AUSTRALIA-based Dyesol has collaborated with the fifth largest steel producer in the world to open a multi-million dollar facility in Wales, UK.

This moves comes a month after the company opened new manufacturing, design and assembly facilities in Queanbeyan, NSW.

The Photovoltaic Accelerator Facility will accelerate the commercialisation of Dye Solar Cell (DSC) technology onto Corus’ steel sheeting building products.

Corus also showcased its advanced composite panel manufacturing lines at the opening event, and spoke about the importance of innovation at a time when traditional steel business was taking financial blows.

The Dyesol technology is said to have lower facility cost, requires less energy to manufacture, and outputs higher levels of electricity in normal and low light conditions. By integrating the photovoltaic capability into steel building panels, buildings gain passive electricity generators.