Heraeus to showcase new metallization pastes at Renewable Energy India 2013
Press release [Wednesday 11 September 2013]
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be attending the Renewable Energy India 2013 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida (NCR), from September 12-14, 2013. Heraeus will be showcasing several of their new products in hall 7, booth 24 of the exhibition.
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be highlighting their current portfolio of metallization pastes for higher efficiency solar cells at a reduced cost per Wp. Heraeus pastes allow cell manufacturers to lower the silver cost for front-side metallization to below 0.01 $ per Wp (as tested by the Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin, Germany; solar cell: PERC, printing technique: Dual Print). A key characteristic of Heraeus pastes is the strong adhesion to both the front-side and back-side of solar cells. "In the R&D process, we focus on formulating pastes that advance both the electrical and mechanical performance of solar cells. Adhesion is considered a key factor of the mechanical performance of cells. During our paste development process, we will not sacrifice the mechanical performance and reliability of cells," said Dr. Weiming Zhang, Vice President of Technology for the Heraeus Photovoltaic Business Unit.
During the show, Heraeus will be highlighting their SOL9610 Series of front-side metallization pastes, which has been successfully adopted by the market in 2013. The SOL9610 Series provides finer line resolution, improved contact to silicon wafers and has demonstrated cell efficiencies greater than 19%. New to their portfolio is the SOL9350 Series, pastes for n-type cells with p+ wafer surfaces. This series of pastes provides improved printability and allows customers to achieve higher cells efficiencies. On bifacial n-type cells, the SOL9350 Series for p+ wafer surfaces can be complemented with other Heraeus pastes, such as the SOL9610 Series. For back-side metallization, Heraeus offers low silver tabbing pastes with silver contents below 45%. Talk to our experts to find out more about our current product portfolio for conventional and advanced cell designs and about R&D projects and pastes.
To learn more about Heraeus' products and services for the photovoltaic industry, visit us at this year's Renewable Energy India 2013 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida (NCR) in hall 7, booth 24. You can also go to http://www.pvsilverpaste.com/ for more information.
About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. In the financial year 2012 Heraeus generated product revenues of EUR4.2 billion and precious metal trading revenues of EUR16 billion. With more than 12,200 employees in over 100 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.