TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Photovoltaics will present the most efficient silver paste in the world at the PV Taiwan 2015 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall (TWTC Nangang), during October 14-16, 2015. The SOL9621 Series paste will allow world-record PERC efficiency of 21.7%. Andreas Liebheit, President of Heraeus Photovoltaic states, "We are very proud to offer world-record products. Heraeus' mission is to constantly improve PERC efficiency to allow cell manufacturers to grow at high rates."
Taiwan is an important market for Heraeus Photovoltaics. It represents over 15% of the worldwide supply of solar cell manufacturing. Heraeus Photovoltaics has developed strong relationships with the cell manufacturer in Taiwan and recently opened a product development R&D centre in Taipei to better support customer requests on site.
During the exhibition (Hall 1, Booth 732), Heraeus will also introduce several additional new product for the metallization of solar cells. For PERC cell design applications, Heraeus will be introducing the SOL9621P, a new front-side paste designed specifically for PERC application. "We are looking forward to form more partnerships with leading PERC cell manufacturer to customize our pastes to their specific cell designs. A stronger collaboration will allow us to maximize our customer's cell performance and improve their competitiveness", says Dr. Weiming Zhang, Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Heraeus Photovoltaics.
Along with customized pastes for PERC applications, Heraeus will be introducing the two new customized pastes for n-type cell designs. The SOL9350C for p+ surface contact has demonstrated 0.1% higher cell efficiency. For n+ surface contact, Heraeus will introduce the SOL9621L. This new paste from the SOL9621 Series is specifically designed for n-type applications, having a lower silver content and less paste usage required while still providing excellent performance in combination with the SOL9350C. Heraeus will also be feature its SOL9631 Series. Within the series of tellurium based front-side metallization pastes are formulations with minimal to no lead added. The performance is equal to the SOL9621 Series with the potential for greater cell efficiencies.
To learn more about the family of pastes Heraeus has for PERC, n-Type, Double Print and conventional solar cell designs, meet the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit team at this year's PV Taiwan exhibition in Hall H, Booth F4. You can also visit us at www.pvsilverpaste.com for more information.
About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit
The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.
Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. With expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, we strive to continuously improve our business performance.
We create high-quality solutions for our clients and strengthen their competitiveness in the long term by combining material expertise with technological know-how. Our ideas are focused on themes such as the environment, energy, health, mobility and industrial applications. Our portfolio ranges from components to coordinated material systems which are used in a wide variety of industries, including the steel, electronics, chemical, automotive and telecommunications industries.
In the 2014 financial year, Heraeus generated product revenues of €3.4 bn and precious metal revenues of €12.2bn euros. With around 12,600 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 38 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.
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