Heraeus to Attend SNEC 8th (2014) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition

Market introduction of two news pastes for ultra-lowly doped emitter cells and announcement of new production site for front-side silver paste

SHANGHAI, China, May 7, 2014 -- The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be attending the SNEC (2014) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition on May 20th through May 22nd, 2014. Heraeus will highlight several of its newest products, including the introduction of SOL9620 and SOL9621 Series of front-side metallization pastes, and a record cell efficiency performance from the use of Heraeus' PERC pastes. Heraeus will also announce a new production site for their front-side pastes.

"We view SNEC as the key annual event for the PV Industry and we are excited that it coincides with a couple of major announcement that we have for the PV Industry," says Andreas Liebheit, Global Manager of the Photovoltaics Business Unit. "Since the SNEC 2013, we have successfully integrated an acquisition into the PV Business Unit, developed two new front-side pastes that we believe will be industry leading for Ultra-LDE c-Si cells, and we will have a new manufacturing site in Asia before the end of the year."

Beyond these announcements, Heraeus will also feature its SOL325 Series of pastes for PERC cell designs. The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) was able to produce a PERC cell will a record efficiency of 21.2% using the Heraeus SOL325 and SOL9610 Series pastes. Another featured paste for advanced cell designs will be their SOL9350 Series for n-Type cell designs. For back-side metallization, Heraeus will feature several series of pastes. The choices range from pastes for applications requiring reduced silver content for low cost to very high adhesion for robust applications.

Heraeus will also have a celebration at their booth on Tuesday, May 20th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm to celebrate the launch of their new products and the announcement of their new manufacturing location. To learn more about Heraeus' new products and services for the photovoltaic industry, visit us at this year's SNEC 8th (2014) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, in Shanghai China at Hall: W3 Booth: 560. You can also go to www.pvsilverpaste.com for more information.

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 for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. 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 global, private company with more than 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. In the financial year 2012 Heraeus generated product revenues of 4.2 billion and precious metal trading revenues of 16 billion. With more than 12,200 employees in over 100 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

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