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Posted: Aug 28, 2008

DuPont Introduces New Metallization Paste to Boost the Efficiency of Photovoltaic Solar Cells

(Nanowerk News) DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM), part of DuPont Electronic Technologies, has introduced DuPont™ Solamet® PV159 thick-film metallization paste for frontside photovoltaic (PV) solar cell metallization.
DuPont Introduces New Metallization Paste to Boost the Efficiency of Photovoltaic Solar Cells
DuPont™ Solamet® thick film metallization pastes boost the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells.
This new, advanced material has outperformed competitive metallization pastes in a wide range of processes, and in trials by customers around the world. The newly developed chemistry in Solamet® PV159 is being used as the basis for a range of materials characterized by varying degrees of chemical reactivity, enabling solar cell manufacturers to more exactly match the material to their specific process conditions.
"DuPont™ Solamet® metallization materials, developed by our world class research team, have set the PV industry standard for many years by enabling customers to reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance the competitiveness of their products," said Peter Brenner, Photovoltaics business manager, MCM. "With the introduction of Solamet® PV159, DuPont has again raised the bar for frontside PV cell metallization, and we're continuing to maximize performance improvements at each account."
For more information on DuPont Microcircuit Materials and Solamet® metallization pastes, please visit
Source: DuPont (press release)
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