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, organized by Solar International Magazine, recognized the newest DuPont™ Solamet® PV19x series of photovoltaic metallization pastes, designed to help maximize the power output of solar panels. An award ceremony was held on September 15 during the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
DuPont™ Solamet® PV19A photovoltaic metallization paste, the first product in the PV19x series, is a front side silver paste based on proprietary Tellurium technology and tailored to optimize the efficiency with which solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. It enhances the power output of solar cells by enabling fine line printing down to 30 microns and demonstrating excellent paste transfer for improved line aspect ratios that minimizes the shading effect on the surface of the solar cells, while maintaining superior electrical conductivity.
Solamet® PV19x pastes offer wider processing latitude during manufacturing, which means cost savings result from higher yields, and tighter cell distribution is shifted toward higher efficiency. Improved frit technology enables extreme Lightly Doped Emitters (LDEs) because it improves contact resistance by 10 fold to further boost efficiency on monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cells.