Natcore Technology to Serve as Technical Advisor For 1,000 MW Solar Facility in Middle East
Natcore Technology Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Malta-based developer of international renewable energy projects under which Natcore would serve as the science and technology advisor for a large vertically-integrated project in the Middle East.
The 1,000 MW project would comprise:
• A solar array consisting of 100 individual solar power plants, each with a capacity of at least 10 MW;
• A manufacturing facility for the production of photovoltaic modules; and
• A facility for the manufacturing of solar cells.
DK Ener Group Ltd. (DK), a company organized under the laws of Malta, is retaining Natcore for this project. DK is composed of highly experienced and respected entrepreneurs, managers, professionals and researchers who identify, promote and develop international investment opportunities, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy projects including solar energy projects. The principals of DK have successfully conceived, developed and implemented projects internationally, including the building of turnkey solar farms.
This project arose from Natcore’s “Best of Breed” consulting service through which it provides unbiased business, science and technical advice to potential new solar cell and solar panel manufacturers and to established solar manufacturers wishing to upgrade their facilities.Natcore will serve as DK’s science and technology advisor on the project. As part of their service, Natcore will recommend a “best of breed” selection of manufacturing equipment and components, and will offer limited exclusivity to incorporate new technology developed by Natcore when such technology becomes commercially available.
“This is the fourth project to come from our Best of Breed program,” says Natcore President and CEO Chuck Provini. “And it’s by far our largest.” The others are in Belize (10 MW), Vietnam (200 MW) and Australia (30 MW).