Heraeus to introduce new metallization pastes at EU PVSEC 2015

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit will be attending the 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition [EU PVSEC 2015] at the Congress Center Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany from September 15th – 17th 2015.

Heraeus will be introducing the SOL9631 Series for conventional solar cells. Leveraging its strengthened patent portfolio, this new series of paste was formulated using tellurium glass frit, which is known for improving the paste performance of solar cells. In extensive internal and customer testing against Heraeus’ SOL9621 Series for conventional solar cells, the SOL9631 Series has demonstrated higher absolute cell efficiencies due to reduced contact resistance, higher fill factor and higher open circuit voltage.  The SOL9631 Series also demonstrates an increased adhesion of 1 newton and excellent aged adhesion.

Heraeus will also introduce their SOL9622 Double Printing Series of metallization pastes. Formulated specifically for double printing applications, results from customers have shown up to a 0.1% improvement in cell efficiency gains relative to Heraeus’ SOL9621 Series used in double printing applications.  Reduced pastes usage which achieving these higher cell efficiencies is another benefit of the new paste for double printing applications.

For more information regarding pastes for the above applications along with PERC, n-Type or other advance cell designs, or meet the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit team at this year’s EU PVSEC.

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 established in 1851. According to the company, using their long-standing expertise, a focus on innovations, operational excellence and an entrepreneurial leadership, they strive to continuously improve 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,” said a company representative.

In the 2014 financial year, Heraeus generated product revenues of €3.4 bn and precious metal revenues of €12.2bn. With around 12,600 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 38 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.