Tuesday 23 March 2010

Dyesol debuts in Bloomberg’s top five New Energy Pioneers

Dyesol Limited (ASX: DYE) is one of only five companies in the world and the only Australian company to make the Bloomberg New Energy Finance New Energy Pioneers.

New for the 2010 Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, the Pioneers Programme recognises five companies that Bloomberg New Energy Finance analysts consider to be highly promising and progressive in the field of new energy technology and innovation.

The companies – AlertMe, Magnomatics, Novacem, Topell Energy and Dyesol – represent a range of sectors, from energy storage conversion to energy efficiency and transportation. The companies were recognized at the third annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in London yesterday.

“Bloomberg New Energy Finance chose these companies because we feel they are potential ‘game changers’ in new energy technology and innovation,” said Michael Liebreich, chief executive of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

“The work they are doing is progressive and significant to the future of the energy sector, and they could play a significant role in the world’s transition to a lower carbon, more secure, smart, decentralised energy system.”

According to Dyesol’s executive chairman Mr Richard Caldwell, “To be included in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance New Energy Pioneers is a magnificent achievement for Dyesol. We are indeed proud and honoured to be recognised, as the world leader in our field,” he said.

In a world class performance, Dyesol also announced last week that the company has partnered with one of the world’s largest glass makers Pilkington North America to develop and commercialise glass with power generating capabilities.

Initially the collaboration will address the non-view glass market (spandrel) which accounts for 40 per cent of the total glass market.

The global market for flat glass is estimated to be 6 billion square metres in 2010 and growing at 5 per cent a year.

For further information contact Viv Hardy at Callidus PR on +61 (0)2 9283 4113 or on +61 (0)411 208 951
In Europe contact Eva Reuter, Investor Relations, Dyesol Europe on +49 177 6058804

Note to editors
The Technology – DYE SOLAR CELLS
DSC technology can best be described as ‘artificial photosynthesis’ using a layer of nanoparticulate titania (a pigment used in white paints and tooth paste) coated with a dye and filled with an electrolyte deposited on glass, metal or polymer substrates. Light striking the dye excites electrons which are absorbed by the titania to become an electric current many times stronger than that found in natural photosynthesis in plants. Compared to conventional silicon based photovoltaic technology, Dyesol’s technology has lower cost and embodied energy in manufacture, it produces electricity more efficiently in normal light conditions and can be directly incorporated into buildings by replacing conventional glass panels or metal sheets rather than taking up roof or extra land area.

The Company – DYESOL Limited
Dyesol is located in Queanbeyan NSW (near Canberra) and in August 2005 was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX Code ‘DYE’). Dyesol manufactures and supplies a range of dye solar cell products comprising equipment, chemicals, materials, components and related services to researchers and manufacturers of DSC. Dyesol has subsidiaries in UK, Italy, Switzerland, USA, Korea and Singapore plus representatives and agents in Turkey, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia, Taiwan and Japan. The Company is playing a key role in taking this third generation solar technology from development into commercial production.