Heraeus will feature their award winning SOL9620 and SOL9621 Series of front-side metallization pastes. Selected by readers of Solar International, Heraeus won the Solar Industry Awards 2014 within the category PV Enabling Materials. According to Benson Yan, Vice President and Global Sales Manager of the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, “We were pleased to receive this recognition from our customers. The SOL9620 Series has evolved to be the ideal metallization pastes for ultra-lightly doped emitters [ULDE] applications providing cell efficiency gains up to 0.25% absolute. The unique chemistry of SOL9620 Series also allows for a lower firing peak temperature than standard firing temperatures which is best for PERC applications.” Mr. Yan continues to state, “Third party testing has demonstrates that our SOL9621 Series is ideal for ultra-fine line double printing. Compared to single printing, finger lines widths of 36 micron with a height of 18 micron are achievable. Results demonstrated great than a 0.2% absolute efficiency gain relative to single printing.
Heraeus will introduce the SOL203 Series during this year’s PV Taiwan Tradeshow. The SOL203 Series are back-side tabbing metallization pastes for c-SI solar cells. Heraeus scientists have optimized the Ag content and glass chemistry of these pastes to provide customers with our best performance-to-cost ratio for back-side applications. Tested against commercially available competitive pastes, the Heraeus SOL203 Series demonstrates 2X higher adhesion with the lower paste usage per cell. The SOL203 Series also maintains its high adhesion across a broad processing and soldering window.
To learn more about Heraeus’ metallization pastes for UDLE, double printing, PERC and n-Type cell designs, visit the Heraeus Photovoltaic Business Unit at this year’s Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition – PV Taiwan at the Taipei World Trade Center, October 22nd – 24th in Taipei, Taiwan, in Hall 1, booth number A0708, or go to www.pvsilverpaste.com.
About the Heraeus Photovoltaics 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.
The Hanau-based precious metal and technology group Heraeus is a globally active family-run enterprise with a history of more than 160 years. We provide high-end solutions to our customers to lastingly strengthen their competitive position. Our areas of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical devices, quartz glass and specialty light sources. In the financial year 2013, Heraeus achieved a revenue from the sale of products of €3.6 bn, while the revenue from precious metal trading was €13.5 bn. With about 12,500 employees in more than 110 companies world-wide, Heraeus is in a leading position on its global sales markets.