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KAUST and LONGi announce strategic collaboration to advance solar energy

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), a leading research and graduate education institution dedicated to the development and advancement of new and existing technologies, and LONGi, a global leader in the solar industry, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster innovation in solar energy.

Special advisor to KAUST president, Dr. Kevin Cullen and LONGi President for the MEA-CA region Dr. James Jin signed the MoU in the presence of LONGi senior representatives during the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNEC 2023), a leading international solar trade event. The agreement highlights the commitment of both organizations to drive innovation and accelerate the adoption of sustainable energy solutions to address the pressing challenges of climate change in line with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and Saudi Green Initiative.

Under the MoU, KAUST and LONGi will undertake joint projects, harnessing the complementary expertise and strengths of both organizations. The collaboration will encompass many aspects, including the testing of novel PV module concepts in real-world, outdoor conditions, development of new materials and novel solar cell and module designs, advanced manufacturing processes, and performance optimization.

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