DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Highlights Solar Innovations, Shares Expertise at 2016 SNEC PV Power Expo

SHANGHAI, May 23, 2016 – As the industry leader in solar solutions that delivers proven power and lasting value for customers around the world, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DPVS) will have a significant presence at the 2016 SNEC Photovoltaic Power Expo in Shanghai, China. The DuPont booth will be an interactive experience where customers and industry representatives can view the company’s latest products and engage with DuPont experts. Located at W4-555 in the main hall, the booth will highlight products from DuPont’s portfolio of solar innovations including DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization and Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride (PVF) film. It also will feature collaborations with customers that demonstrate the efficiency, reliability and return on investment enabled by DuPont materials. DuPont leaders will share their expertise on technology advancements and trends in the industry through participation on panel discussions and in keynotes throughout the conference.

“With a focus on developing materials that deliver high quality, high reliability and high return on investment, DuPont has led the industry forward by pioneering more than 100 innovations with Solamet® that improve efficiency while reducing cost,” said Chuck Xu, global business director, DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials. “We are proud to have a presence at SNEC to spotlight our portfolio and the experts who make it possible for us to drive the material innovations that contribute to stronger and sustainable solar industry growth.”

Two customer collaborations highlighted at the DuPont booth will demonstrate how DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallizations help to improve efficiency, generate more power output and increase return on investment. Huanghe Hydropower Development Co., Ltd., HHSD, a leading clean energy subsidiary owned by State Power Investment Corporation, (SPIC) the world’s largest solar energy installer, utilizes DuPont’s newest front-side silver paste, Solamet® PV19B, to achieve 20.13 percent efficiency on mono c-Si cells. EGing Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd is one of the first solar module manufacturers in China with the capability to commercialize Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology, and uses DuPont™ Solamet® Integrated metallization pastes for PERC. Those include Solamet® PV76x front-side silver metallization paste, Solamet® PV56x backside tabbing silver metallization paste and Solamet® PV36x backside aluminum metallization paste to attain power output of 305 watts via single printing technology on 60 mono cells. Both companies use DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF film-based backsheet to ensure durability. In addition to new Solamet® photovoltaic metallization offerings, the DuPont booth will feature Tedlar® PVF film, the only backsheet material vigorously tested in the field for over 30 years to improve lifelong performance and reliability. DuPont experts will be on hand to provide their thoughts on current methods for testing backsheet weatherability and ways testing can be improved to better reflect actual conditions faced in the field. DuPont™ Rynite® for mounting systems and DuPont™ Delrin® for bearings used in solar tracking systems also will be on display. Due to their excellent weather-aging performance and mechanical properties, Rynite® and Delrin® greatly improve installation efficiency, reduce manufacturing costs, and extend the life of photovoltaic systems. 

Finally, DuPont’s booth will exhibit solar panels from across China collected as part of “China’s Most Beautiful Old Solar Panels Program” to demonstrate how material selection impacts system performance and lifetime in various climates.

DuPont leaders participating in SNEC panel discussions and technical forums include:

  • Homer Antoniadis, DPVS global technology director, Solar Scientific Conference keynote
  • Daniel LeCloux, DPVS global technology manager, Chief Technology Officer Dialogue panelist
  • Robert Olsen, DPVS global marketing director, Global PV Financial Summit panelist
  • Chuck Xu, DPVS global business director, Solar Leaders Dialogue panelist

DPVS experts will present on a variety of technical topics, such as “Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing for Photovoltaic Materials,” “Holistic Reliability: Accelerated Testing of Metallization Adhesion,” and “Typical Photovoltaic Backsheet Failure Mode Analysis under Different Climates in China.” For further details on DuPont presentations at SNEC, click here

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions 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.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.