DuPont Introduces New High-Performance Solar Portfolio at 2018 Renewable Energy India Expo

Wins the REI 2018 Award for “RE International Excellence - Foreign Companies”

   

Greater Noida, India, September 20, 2018 — As an industry leader in solar solutions that delivers proven power and lasting value for the industry, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) is highlighting a bigger portfolio of innovative PV materials as well as customer collaborations at booth 3.109, Hall 3, at 2018 Renewable Energy India (REI) show. DuPont leaders shared their expertise on ensuring investor security in next-generation India PV projects at the 7th Quality Roundtable during the REI conference.

“With the increasing deployment of solar energy in India, the quality of each and every component matters to help ensure investment stability for all stakeholders to continue investing in this form of energy for long term. Our vast experience in the global solar industry enables us to bring market leading PV materials that provide high efficiency, high reliability solutions to our customers.” said Rajaram Pai, business leader – South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. “Winning the REI Award 2018 for International Excellence is of great significance to us as we continue to work together with industry partners to help build a robust quality infrastructure for India’s sustainable clean energy future”, Pai added. 

DuPont won the REI 2018 award for 'Renewable Energy International Excellence-Foreign Companies'
Commercial modules on display from DNV-GL's independent tests for PV backsheets reliability

One of the new highlights is the clear DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film, an ideal backsheet material for bifacial modules that can generate greater power output. Compared to a double glass module structure; the breathable, clear Tedlar® PVF film based backsheets allow for higher reliability, lower operating temperature, up to 30% lighter weight, and a lower module installation cost. The clear Tedlar® PVF film is expected to be a right fit with most current manufacturing processes for backsheets and modules with little if any additional investment in equipment needed for most manufacturing processes.

A successful collaboration comes from the world’s largest solar energy installer, Huanghe Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.(HHSD), a leading clean energy subsidiary of State Power Investment Cooperation (SPIC) of China. A 72-cell, high-power, bifacial module protected by clear Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheet is featured in the booth.

DuPont continues to be an industry pacesetter for innovation in the solar industry by introducing leading performance metallization pastes. DuPont scientists were recently awarded the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Heroes of Chemistry Award for their invention of the game-changing metallization paste DuPont™ Solamet®, that greatly improved the energy efficiency of solar cells. Solamet® PV21x, the latest front side silver, is designed to enhance most mainstream cell technologies. Solamet® PV21x delivers better contact performance and high aspect ratios that enable cell efficiency enhancement >0.1% and maintains high throughput in mass production. Visitors to the booth can see a multi c-Si cell from TATA Power Solar achieving >19% efficiency.

With completion of the merger between Dow and DuPont, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is proud to broaden it PV offerings by integrating the Dow Corning portfolio of solar silicone solutions including sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives. These state-of-the-art solar silicone solutions have enabled reliable solar systems with an increase in durability and efficiency.  

About DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials

DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials represents a portfolio of product solutions with over 40+ years of service to the solar, aerospace, automotive industries and many others. Our products deliver proven power and lasting value for the fast-growing photovoltaics sector, including DuPont Solamet® metallization pastes, DuPont™ Tedlar® films as well as photovoltaic silicones. The growing portfolio of DuPont Advanced Materials thick film compositions are used in a variety of electronic applications in the automotive, biomedical, industrial, military, telecommunications and electronic wearables markets. We are committed to continuing to innovate through time-tested science and engineering to solve today’s challenges. To learn more about the PVAM business, please visit http://photovoltaics.dupont.com and http://advancedmaterials.dupont.com

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