Heraeus Exhibits New SOL9600 Series at Intersolar North America 2012 in San Francisco, USA

Industry leader exhibits new generation of higher-efficiency front-side silver pastes with wider processing window.


Intersolar North America 2012
Booth 5747

HANAU, Germany & WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be exhibiting its new SOL9600 Series of front-side metallization pastes at this year's Intersolar North America 2012 Exhibition in San Francisco, USA, July 10th - 12th.

The new SOL9600 Series of front-side silver pastes for finer line printing on conventional solar cells has demonstrated an absolute efficiency increase of up to 0.3%. The increased efficiency is a result of improvements in the formulation which enable excellent contact on lower doped emitters.

"Since 2008, Heraeus' goal has been to increase our customers' cell value by focusing our R&D on past innovations that improve solar cells' efficiency while reducing their cells' cost per watt," says Andy London, Global Manager of the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit. "The new 9600 Series is ideal for applications requiring higher efficiency and finer line resolution printing."

The SOL9600 Series allows cell manufacturers to reduce production cost, as the new paste, like other Heraeus pastes, maintains a high efficiency during wider temperature processing windows. The combination of lower and more uniform contact resistance with finer line resolution helps our customers improve cell efficiencies and cost of manufacturing.

To learn more about Heraeus' SOL9600 and other metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry, visit us at Intersolar North America 2012 Exhibition in San Francisco, USA, July 10th - 12th, at the Moscone center, North hall, booth 5747. You can also 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. 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 precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of €4.8 billion and precious metal trading revenues of €21.3 billion, as well as more than 13,300 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

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