The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be exhibiting at this year’s 27th annual European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (PVSEC) from September 24th to 28th in Frankfurt, Germany.
Heraeus will feature some of its newest products, including SOL9600, and discussing the company’s global expansion and new Taiwan facility in Hall 3.0, Booth G16. Heraeus will debut its newest line of front-side metallisation pastes for conventional c-Si solar cells, the SOL9600 Series, which has demonstrated significantly improved contact quality on regular and high sheet emitter wafers.
The SOL9600 Series is a significant improvement over its previous industry leading SOL9235 and SOL9411 pastes for applications requiring higher efficiency and finer line resolution printing. As with all Heraeus metallisation pastes, the SOL9600 Series offers a wider processing window during firing, which provides a tighter production output distribution and improves yields.
New manufacturing Heraeus PV will also highlight its newest manufacturing site in Taiwan, which will offer faster service for the Taiwanese market. The opening of the Taiwan facility establishes Heraeus’ dedication to the region and the PV industry with plans for continued growth. With new or expanded facilities and additional personnel in key photovoltaic markets across the globe, the company is now able to even better serve its customers.
“Taiwan is an important market for the future of the photovoltaic industry,” said Andy London, Global Manager of the Photovoltaics Business Unit. “We value the demand from this region and see it as vital to the future growth of our global PV business.”
The new facility features an expanded laboratory and production capabilities. Heraeus PV has hired and trained local personnel to support the operation. A grand opening event is planned for October during PV Taiwan 2012. The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallisation 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. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallisation 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.