PVIC was created in January 2007 with $18.6 Million in support from the Ohio Deparment of Development, along with matching contributions of $30 Million from federal agencies, universities and industrial partners.
The University has research and test locations at
The University of Toledo
Ohio State University
Bowling Green State University
Faculty and other Positions
Accelerating Photovoltaic (PV) industry
Besides reducing solar costs and improving technologies, PVIC future successes will be in transferring these new techniques from laboratory to the production line. Five thematic areas reflect the strengths of the PVIC partners and the current needs of the industry:
The Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization enables the establishment of a full value chain through coordination of the efforts of its universities with those of its government and business partners and supporting organizations
- Acceleration of the commercialization of next generation device technologies.
- Improvement in the current generation of thin fil PV for lower production costs and higher performance.
- Reduction of technological barriers to the demonstration stages involving fabrication of thin film PV modules.
- Development in balance of systems (BOS).
- Promotion of the use of PV, including training and organization of installation contractors.