DuPont to Double Solamet® Production to Meet Surging
|DuPont™ Solamet® metallization paste increases solar cell efficiency and electrical output.|
“We are seeing extremely strong demand from our customers, while the supply of certain materials in the PV market has been tight,” said Dave Miller, president – DuPont Electronics & Communications. “This additional capacity expansion demonstrates our commitment to decreasing dependence on fossil fuels by meeting our customers’ needs for materials that increase the efficiency of solar cells and modules. By increasing efficiency, Solamet® paste helps reduce overall system costs, thereby making PV power more competitive with other forms of electricity generation.”
DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes are made from silver and other materials, which collect electricity produced by the solar cell and transport it out of the cell. They play a critical role in how efficiently PV modules turn sunlight into electricity. The advances made by DuPont in the field of front- and back-side metallization contacts have resulted in significant efficiency gains for solar cell technology.
DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallizations are part of the broad and growing portfolio of products represented by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, which connects science and technology from across the company on a global scale to help support the dramatic growth of the photovoltaic industry.