DuPont Microcircuit Materials Wins Solar Industry Award for Photovoltaic Materials

DuPont Solamet Metallization Pastes Help Make Solar Panels More Powerful

Hamburg, Germany September 17, 2015

DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) was granted the 2015 Solar Industry Award in the photovoltaic (PV) Materials category for its DuPont Solamet PV19x series of PV metallization pastes, designed to help boost the power output of solar panels, lower overall system costs and improve the return on investments in solar energy systems. The company accepted the award at a ceremony held during the European PV Solar Energy Conference in Hamburg, Germany, this week.

"This is a great honor and an important recognition from the industry about our innovation with Solamet pastes," said Peter Brenner, global photovoltaic business development manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials, who accepted the award on behalf of DuPont. "DuPont has set the pace of innovation in the solar industry, one innovation after another. We have introduced more than 110 new Solamet pastes within the last seven years alone, as our advanced materials continue to transform solar technology."

Now in their 5th year, the Solar Industry Awards, organized by leading PV trade publication International Solar, recognize the whole value chain and the people, products and services that are innovating manufacturing and product approaches that have the potential to change the way we live.

DuPont Solamet PV19x series photovoltaic metallization pastes are tailored to optimize the efficiency with which solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. Solamet PV19A, the first product in the PV19x series, is a front side silver paste based on DuPont's proprietary technology. It enhances the power output of solar cells by helping to enable fine line printing and minimize shading on the surface of the solar cells, while maintaining superior electrical conductivity. It also is designed to offer wider processing latitude during manufacturing, which means cost savings result from higher yields, and tighter cell distribution is shifted toward higher efficiency.

DuPont is actively developing variants of the new Solamet PV19x series aimed at boosting solar cell efficiencies even further.

DuPont Microcircuit Materials has over 40 years of experience in the development, manufacture, sale and support of specialized thick film compositions for a wide variety of electronic applications in the photovoltaic, display, automotive, biomedical, industrial, military and telecommunications markets. For more information on DuPont Microcircuit Materials, please visit

DuPont is the leading supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry, with advanced materials including DuPont Solamet photovoltaic metallization pastes and DuPont™ Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films, designed to improve the power output, reliable lifetime and return on investment for solar energy systems. To learn more, please visit

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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