INTERACTIVE: Solamet® Metallization Paste Selector Guide

Our guide makes it easy to select the right solar cell materials

DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic (PV) metallization pastes are advanced solar cell materials that deliver significantly higher efficiency and greater power output for solar panels.

When screen printed onto the surface of solar cells, metallization pastes collect the electricity produced by the cells and transport it out.

DuPont has introduced more than 110 new Solamet® PV metallization paste formulations over the last seven years, and continues to develop new Solamet® pastes to boost solar cell efficiencies even more.

We invite you to explore our DuPont™ Solamet® PV Metallization Paste Selector Guide and find the Solamet® pastes that are best suited for your application.

Have you ever wondered how a solar panel is constructed and what makes it work?

A solar panel is a sophisticated “sandwich”, made up of different layers of advanced materials.

We invite you to explore our interactive guide to solar panels. Click on any of the identified layers to learn the basic function of that layer within the solar panel. Also noted are the DuPont advanced materials recommended for each layer.


How Does Solar Energy Work?

         ●  Solar cells are made of semiconductors such as silicon, a special material that can absorb light as energy. 
         ●  When absorbing light, the energy knocks electrons loose. 
         ●  These electrons are collected and flow along conductors in the PV cell. 
         ●  This flow of electrons, called a current, can be used as an immediate power source or stored in batteries for later use. 
         ●  The current combined with the cell’s voltage determines the amount of power the PV cell can produce.