Thursday, May 9, 2013

Heraeus continues to invest in R&D for PV industry

CHINA: The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, a leader in the development of metallization pastes for the photovoltaics industry, will be attending the SNEC 7th (2013) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition at May 14th to 16th, 2013. Heraeus will highlight their newest series of pastes for c-Si solar cells.

Though market growth has been modest over the past year, Heraeus continues to invest in research and development to provide cell manufacturers with industry leading products and service. Heraeus' R&D sites in Asia have been upgraded to modify and develop higher performing products, which improve efficiency and reduce c-Si cells' cost per watt.

"We have the benefit of having several R&D labs worldwide, including three in Asia.  This allows us to work autonomously on specific market needs, but exchange ideas to improve overall product performance worldwide," states Tobias Caspari, GM Asia, Photovoltaics Business Unit.

The Heraeus R&D teams also work closely with leading institutes and customers to advance c-Si technology and optimize paste performance.

"Our goal is to develop industry leading pastes that will provide value to our customers. We invest in fundamental research to strengthen our competencies and work with our customers and institutes to incorporate our knowledge of pastes design to develop products that meet their processing needs. This is a repetitive process and the investment is substantial, but we are committed to the PV Industry, and we will continue to invest for the success of our customers," states Dr. Weiming Zhang , VP–Technology, Heraeus Photovoltaic Business Unit.

"This interaction with customers and institutes has allowed Heraeus to focus on the development of pastes in R&D for advanced cells designs such as N-type and MWT cell designs that will surpass the performance of commercially available products once released."

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