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Surface Patterns Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Surface Patterns Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Solar energy is not merely renewable, it’s inexhaustible and carbon neutral. In fact, solar energy may supply 29 percent of the world’s total capacity by 2040.

Adopting New Testing Standards to Avoid Backsheet Failures

Adopting New Testing Standards to Avoid Backsheet Failures

PV system quality starts with quality materials. Today’s IEC standards do not predict actual panel aging in the field. Find out about the recommended DuPont Module Accelerated Sequential Testing (MAST), as the new standard in accurate, predictive backsheet field testing.

DuPont™ Solamet® Leads the Way to Achieve Higher Cell Efficiency

DuPont™ Solamet® Leads the Way to Achieve Higher Cell Efficiency

Only DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes combine proprietary Tellurium technology with Lightly Doped Emitters (LDE), which has set today’s standard.

Innovating With Urgency — Download New Brochure

Innovating With Urgency — Download New Brochure

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions materials delivers proven power and lasting value, day after day.

Get the Facts on DuPont Leadership in Solar Cell Efficiency

Get the Facts on DuPont Leadership in Solar Cell Efficiency

DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes lead the industry in solar cell efficiency.

Lowering LCOE, or the Overall Levelized Cost of Energy

Lowering LCOE, or the Overall Levelized Cost of Energy

Solamet® lowers overall levelized cost of energy by increasing solar cell power output, using less material and improving adhesion and reliability.

Solar Systems Installed in Harsh Climatic Conditions Require a New Set of Testing Protocols

Solar Systems Installed in Harsh Climatic Conditions Require a New Set of Testing Protocols

Focusing only on lowering the system’s cost per Watt, can reduce the system’s expected power output over its actual lifetime and therefore increase the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Consequently this can impact the overall return on investment of PV projects.

Adopting New Testing Standards to Avoid Backsheet Failures

Adopting New Testing Standards to Avoid Backsheet Failures

PV system quality starts with quality materials. Today’s IEC standards do not predict actual panel aging in the field. Find out about the recommended DuPont Module Accelerated Sequential Testing (MAST), as the new standard in accurate, predictive backsheet field testing.

Lower Power Loss for Panels with Tedlar® Film-Based Backsheets vs. Glass/Glass Panels

Lower Power Loss for Panels with Tedlar® Film-Based Backsheets vs. Glass/Glass Panels

Glass/glass panels may not be as robust and durable as you think. Field observations point to higher power degradation, corrosion and glass breakage in these types of panels. Find out more about the types of risks that can be associated with this technology.

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Hot spots can be caused by a variety of issues, including shading, soiling, cell damage or cell mismatch, and can lead to serious power degradation of the system. Some hot spots may be remedied by using backsheet materials with the highest thermal stability. Find out more about the recommendations from DuPont.

PV Expo 2017 Post-event

PV Expo 2017 Post-event

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions unveiled new innovations for its DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization paste to enable advanced screen printing

Solar Jobs Market Heats Up

Solar Jobs Market Heats Up

Growth of jobs related to solar power show that solar power is a mainstream segment of the American energy economy.

DuPont Highlights Solar Innovations, Shares Expertise at 2017 SNEC PV Power Expo

DuPont Highlights Solar Innovations, Shares Expertise at 2017 SNEC PV Power Expo

The booth will be an interactive experience for customers and industry representatives to view our latest products and engage with DuPont experts.

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The Solar Tipping Point

The Solar Tipping Point

Solar innovations have made solar power increasingly affordable: while it cost about $100 per watt 30 years ago, it now averages just over $1 per watt. That price is competitive — but only because solar is now reliable enough to be a big part of the national grids, an area where China is leading the way.

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Mitigating Strategies for Hot Spots in Crystalline Silicon Solar Panels

Hot spots in crystalline silicon solar panels represent an additional stress for the materials used in module construction. The selection of materials with higher thermal stability can help reduce the risk of performance and safety issues associated with hot spots.

The Importance of Selecting the Right Materials for Solar Modules

The Importance of Selecting the Right Materials for Solar Modules

This document will focus on key findings and recommendations based on the extensive solar installation inspections that were conducted in Europe and the Middle East.

DuPont Wins Solar Industry Award in the PV Materials Category

DuPont Wins Solar Industry Award in the PV Materials Category

DuPont is honored to have won a Solar Industry Award in the PV Materials category by a wide voting margin. The award recognized the newest DuPont™ Solamet® PV19x series of photovoltaic metallization pastes, designed to help maximize the power output of solar panels.

Investigating Module Performance in a Service Environment

Investigating Module Performance in a Service Environment

Alex Bradley a principal investigator for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is interviewed by SolarPro

DuPont Innovalight Selective Emitter Platform: Raising the Efficiency of Solar Cells

DuPont Innovalight Selective Emitter Platform: Raising the Efficiency of Solar Cells

The DuPont Innovalight selective emitter platform is a patented silicon ink based solution for quick transition to >19% efficient mono crystalline solar cells.

DuPont Five-Year Solar Study Featured in PV-Tech Magazine

DuPont Five-Year Solar Study Featured in PV-Tech Magazine

DuPont was recently featured in the PV-Tech Power journal, highlighting the results of an extensive five-year field study of solar panel performance.

The better the quality and value systems deliver, the faster and broader the adoption of solar will be

The better the quality and value systems deliver, the faster and broader the adoption of solar will be

Interview by: SolarQuarter. Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, DuPont Electronics & Communications and Photovoltaic (PV) Solutions, South Asia was recently interviewed by SOLARQUARTER.

Improving infrastructure quality of solar projects in India

Improving infrastructure quality of solar projects in India

The shared perspectives and feedback on best practices for improving the quality and reliability of solar installations was a valuable and timely exchange as India ramps up to meet its goal of 100 gigawatts of solar energy by 2022.

Ramping Up Rooftop, Reliably

Ramping Up Rooftop, Reliably

With rooftop solar installations expected to reach close to 50% within the next five years, DuPont, Solar Power Portal and PV Tech recently completed a survey of 70 engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms, project developers, and installers in the UK, to better understand the industry’s concerns regarding rooftop solar installations.

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