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Origin energy forms solar partnership with Micron technology by Justin Blows
January 17, 2010, 7:49 pm
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According to this report, Origin energy has formed a solar  PV joint venture with Micron Technology, based in Boise USA.

Origin’s media release does not have specific details about what technology it brings to the table.  Micron specializes in semiconductors.

A quick look at the Australian patent records, however, shows that many of Origin’s patent’s have Klaus Weber and Andrew Blakers from the Australian National University as inventors.

According to the Origin web site, the award-winning SLIVER PV technology was invented and developed at the Australian National University’s Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems with financial support from Origin. A dedicated research and pilot manufacturing facility is located at Regency Park in Adelaide, South Australia.

Photo courtesy Origin Energy

This appears to be a great story of research projects and JVs being facilitated by patents.  First, ANU and Origin, and now Origin and Micron.

Justin Blows