DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Highlights Proven Solar Materials to Address India’s PV Quality Challenges at 2017 Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo
NEW DELHI, September 20, 2017 – DuPont Photovoltaics Solutions (DuPont), the industry leader delivering proven power and lasting value for customers around the world, wins the REI award in the “Renewable Energy International Excellence in Materials and R&D” category. DuPont is showcasing the highly efficient and durable materials with field-tested reliability at the 2017 Renewable Energy India Expo (REI), India Expo Center, Greater Noida, September 20-22. The latest solar innovation in its portfolio, DuPont™ Solamet® PV20A, is featured at DuPont’s highly engaging booth, 10.42 (hall 10). DuPont leaders will share their expertise on technology advancements, global field studies and industry trends through participation in the 7th Quality Roundtable and technical presentation during the REI conference.
Recent news reports reveal poor quality solar panels are flooding the Indian market and causing significant impact on power generation of some solar plants. “Empirical data obtained from our extensive field studies in India and globally have shown high correlation of poor module performance with the use of unproven, sub-standard PV materials. These in turn can have significant long-term negative impact on financial returns especially in the current context of aggressive tariffs and thin margins”, said Rajaram Pai, Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaics Solutions and Advanced Materials, South Asia & ASEAN.
DuPont has been working closely with participants in the Indian solar market towards sensitizing and educating them on the importance of specifying and using quality materials in PV projects for long term performance and safety of systems and return on investments. “Winning the prestigious REI Award for ‘RE International Excellence in Materials and R&D’ reinforces the belief that proven, quality and reliable materials are recognized and appreciated by the solar value chain participants and we feel responsible to consistently contribute towards India’s solar growth,” he added.
Customer collaborations with Jupiter Solar and Gintech Energy are highlighted at the DuPont booth and demonstrate how DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes have enabled improvement in efficiency, generation of higher power and increased long term return on investment. Jupiter Solar Power Limited, winner of 2017 REI Award for ‘Best Solar Cell Manufacturer’, has achieved 19.2% multi-crystalline solar cell efficiency by using DuPont™ Solamet® PV20X front side silver paste. Gintech Energy, has achieved 21.6% mono-crystalline solar cell efficiency by using DuPont™ Solamet® PV20A front side silver paste.
DuPont will also feature Tedlar® PVF films, the industry leader in backsheet material with 30+ years of field proven protection. Collaborations with leading module makers, including JinkoSolar and LONGi Solar, that demonstrate the reliability enabled by DuPont materials, are also displayed at the booth. DuPont technical experts are available at the booth to recommend methods for testing backsheet weatherability and share the DuPont™ MAST (Module Accelerated Sequential Test) protocols. These protocols simulate actual conditions faced by the modules in the field. DuPont is also exhibiting panels from its extensive field testing program that reinforce why materials matter™ for long-term durability.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) is the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry. Since 1975 more than half of the world’s 900 million installed solar panels contain DuPont materials. The DPVS portfolio, including Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes and DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films, is the established benchmark of the industry, delivering lifelong value through proven performance, reliability, efficiency, and best return on investment. To learn more, please visit http://photovoltaics.dupont.co.in.
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