DuPont Microcircuit Materials (Research Triangle Park, NC) introduces DuPont™ Solamet® PV16x series photovoltaic metallization pastes for crystalline silicon solar cells. The photovoltaic metallizations are suitable for a wide range of printing line widths and processes, which help to meet a variety of photovoltaic market needs.
DuPont™ Solamet® PV16x series photovoltaic metallization pastes can provide up to 0.4 percent greater efficiency, and feature low-contact resistance. They are available in a range of options suitable for various printing requirements, including fine lines (less than 80µm) with high aspect ratio patterning, improving line conductance. They are capable of contacting shallow emitters of up to 85 ohms/sq and deep emitters. The photovoltaic metallization pastes have undergone extensive customer testing.