PV ModuleTech 2017: Adopting new materials and sequential testing with DuPont

Module technologies tipped to enter the mainstream and the suitability of current testing methods were scrutinised at PV ModuleTech 2017. PV Tech caught up with Mark Ma, global marketing manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, to discuss these new innovations and methods of sequential testing.

Plain vanilla vs module innovation – PV ModuleTech 2017

PV module manufacturers hoping to get new technologies taken up by the market quickly and at scale need to generate as much information as possible from testing houses and certification bodies for the finance community to consider their product, according to a representative of one of the world’s largest solar developers.

The hidden cause of module degradation and how to avoid it in your future deployments

SPONSORED: Falling system prices have been a key driver of PV's recent growth and competitiveness, but upfront costs are only one part of the equation for long-term profitability within the solar power industry. Maximising any given system’s cumulative power output over its lifetime is critical to lowering the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) and maximising investment returns.

DuPont cites pricing pressure on silver metallisation paste

Major PV materials provider DuPont highlighted in its fourth quarter 2015 earnings call that pricing pressure on its ‘Solamet’ silver metallisation paste products had impacted revenue in its Electronics & Communications business segment.

Dow and DuPont to merge

Industrial materials manufacturers Dow and DuPont are to merge creating a new company with a market capitalisation of US$130 billion.