Ulbrich Solar Technologies Austria and Heraeus Photovoltaics Agree to Collaborate on Module Assembly Solutions

The global collaboration capitalizes on the market leadership and proven technological track record of both companies to bring new innovation and performance to solar cell interconnection technology.

MÜLLENDORF, Austria--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ulbrich Solar Technologies Austria, a global leader in the production of PV ribbon products for solar cell interconnection solutions and Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions in the PV industry, announced a joint development partnership during Ulbrich of Austria's 10th Anniversary Reception at Forchtenstein Castle on August 31, 2017.


The global collaboration capitalizes on the market leadership and proven technological track record of both companies to bring new innovation and performance to solar cell interconnection technology. The partnership combines the expertise of Heraeus as the market leader of silver paste for the solar cell industry and Ulbrich's innovations in PV ribbon technologies to increase the electrical output and performance of solar modules.

For decades, Ulbrich Solar Technologies supplied the solar industry with plated flat and structured copper wire, continually identifying emerging PV Ribbon technologies and engineering innovative solutions to increase the electrical output and performance of solar modules. The partnership with Heraeus Photovoltaics is an important step in the company's efforts to raise its technological leadership to a new level.

According to Chris Ulbrich, CEO and Chairman of the Ulbrich Group, the partnership with Heraeus is a perfect match. "Two technology leaders in the PV industry are joining forces to enable lower overall costs of PV systems with new interconnection materials for Solar panel manufacturers," Ulbrich said. "This is exactly what the solar industry is looking for-- lower cost through innovative solutions. We are excited for this new chapter and confident that this collaboration will be beneficial for Ulbrich and Heraeus, but also for the solar industry at large."

About Ulbrich Solar Technologies

Ulbrich Solar Technologies is a world leader in PV Ribbon products that interconnect and transmit current for crystalline solar cells and thin film. For decades, we have supplied the solar industry with our tinned flat copper wire, continually identifying emerging PV Ribbon technologies and engineering innovative solutions to increase the electrical output and performance of solar modules.

We strategically place our manufacturing facilities around the globe to supply highly engineered and custom PV Ribbon products where and when you need them. We communicate in more than 25 languages and dialects, and we accept multiple currencies for the convenience of our international customers.

Our Corporate Headquarters and first manufacturing facility opened in 1992 in Westminster, South Carolina and continues to manufacture PV Ribbon for the Americas. In 2007, our state of the art Austrian facility was opened.

Please visit us at pvribbon.com

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