DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) said it had recently collaborated with PV module manufacturer REC Solar in bringing its ‘TwinPeak’ module to market.
DuPont noted that it’s ‘Solamet’ PV76x metallization paste, an advanced front side silver material designed specifically to enhance Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology was used in REC Solar’s half-cut cells.
“This achievement is the result of close collaboration in which DuPont and REC have focused on optimizing successive generations of materials and manufacturing technologies so that they work better together,” said Thomas Lin, global photovoltaics marketing manager, DuPont Microcircuit Materials. “DuPont continues to innovate with Solamet pastes and bring the latest advanced materials to help improve the power output of solar panels even further. PERC is an exciting technology that Solamet pastes enable, and REC is getting outstanding results.”
The TwinPeak Series feature half cut cells, split junction boxes, four bus bars and PERC technology, resulting in higher overall energy yield.
REC Solar is currently running production at its Singapore plant at full capacity and is expected to complete a capacity expansion to 1.3GW by the end of the year, while migrating more of its existing capacity to PERC technology and boosting its TwinPeak module production.