Dupont Displays New Expanded Product Portfolio at SNEC 2018

One of the new highlights is the clear DuPont Tedlar PVF film, an ideal backsheet material for bifacial modules that can generate greater power output.

One of the major solar solutions provider, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions unveiled its broader portfolio covering innovative materials as well as customer collaborations at 2018 SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition.

Commenting on the company’s ambitions, DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials, Global Business Director, Chuck Xu said, “DuPont aims to bring high efficiency, high reliability material solutions to our customers through continuous innovation to enable sustainable growth of the PV market and attractive return of investment for solar power investors.”

“We are proud to introduce at SNEC an expanded portfolio of products including a new generation of Solamet metallization pastes, new Tedlar backsheet materials as well as the addition of Dow Corning PV silicone products to our PV offerings,” Xu added.

One of the new highlights is the clear DuPont Tedlar PVF film, an ideal backsheet material for bifacial modules that can generate greater power output.

As compared to a double glass module structure these backsheets provide higher reliability, lower operating temperature, up to 30% lighter weight, and a lower module installation cost.

Moreover, these backsheets are expected to be a drop-in with most current manufacturing processes for backsheets and modules with little if any additional investment in equipment needed for most manufacturing processes.

The company has got a successful collaboration with Huanghe Hydropower Development Co Ltd (HHSD), a leading clean energy subsidiary of State Power Investment Cooperation (SPIC) of China.

During the exhibition, the company will be featuring a 72-cell, high-power, bifacial module protected by clear Tedlar PVF film-based backsheet.

The company said it continues to be an industry pacesetter for innovation in the solar industry by introducing leading performance metallization pastes. Solamet PV21x, the latest front side silver, is designed by the company to enhance most mainstream cell technologies.

Further, Solamet PV21x delivers better contact performance and high aspect ratios that enable cell efficiency enhancement >0.1% and maintains high throughput in mass production.

The company will also display TwinPeak 2 Series, a multi PERC module from REC that showcases power output up to 300W.

Besides, it showcased is a multi c-Si cell from TATA Power Solar achieving >19% efficiency.

Another spotlight is on IBC, the one paste solution to contact both P and N emitters which has been demonstrated in mass production by SHARP.

During the Expo, a high-power module for rooftop application by SHARP will also be showcased by the company.

With completion of the merger between Dow and DuPont, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is proud to broaden its PV offerings by integrating the Dow Corning brand portfolio of solar silicone solutions including sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives.

These state-of-the-art solar silicone solutions have enabled reliable solar systems with an increase in durability and efficiency.

At 2018 SNEC PV Power Expo, the company will feature a field tested solar panel from BP Solar that demonstrates over 25 years of proven performance using silicone encapsulants from Dow Corning brand.

Meanwhile, DuPont leaders and scientists will share their expertise on technology advancements and trends in the industry through panel discussions and in technical speeches throughout the SNEC Conference.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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