March 2013

PRP became a founding member of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), headquartered in New York State. PVMC is a partnership between SEMATECH and SUNY's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). PVMC is also an industry-led consortium for cooperative R&D among industry, university and government partners to accelerate the development of next-generation solar photovoltaic (PV) and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) systems. In partnership with the University of Central Florida (UCF), PVMC conducts R&D in crystalline silicon (c-Si) metrology and wafering methodologies. PRP agreed to contribute time on their newly acquired Takatori diamond wire saw to facilitate the PVMC wafering methodologies project.