Long-term strategy for using single-crystal metal particles.
Conductive inks specialist PV Nano Cell is joining forces with major materials firm, Merck to develop and deploy its single-crystal, nanometric inks such as copper and silver to expand its applications.
PV Nano Cell’s ‘Sicrys’ inks are designed to enable non-contact digital inkjet printing rather than traditional screen (or stencil) printing of c-Si solar cells, although the applications and target markets are varied for the technology.
"PV Nano Cell will provide the expertise and specific formulations of Sicrys™ to support Merck's focus on measuring the inks' performance in different applications for various markets," stated Marc Feiglin, Head Technology Scouting and Partnerships at Merck in Israel.
Going into its fifth year over 200 delegates from 150 companies and 20 countries representing the PV supply chain will gather in Malaysia to discuss the technology roadmaps for PV cell advancement in GW markets. The scope of the event has been expanded this year, to cover developments in wafer supply and thin-film investments and technologies alongside all the regular benefits to all stakeholders tracking PV technology and investment trends for the next 5 years.