The project aims to develop high efficiency n-type silicon solar cells with conversion efficiencies of 20% for mass production by leveraging existing and proven processing tools currently used for p-type cells.

In addition, the project will aim to improve the efficiency of the company’s p-type multicrystalline silicon solar cells, by increasing commercial production efficiency to approximately 19%.

The joint research and development agreement is expected to receive nearly A$3m (($3.27m) funding from the Australian Solar Institute, which is part of the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Initiative and aims to promote and support new innovative research ideas.