TSEC, DuPont to showcase new solar panels at PV EXPO 2015

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DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and module manufacturer TSEC will feature the latter’s new “V-Series” high-efficiency solar panels for the first time during PV EXPO 2015 in Tokyo, Japan from later this week.

The new V-Series panels will use DuPont Solament photovoltaic metallization pastes, which is designed to help secure a more efficient conversion from sunlight to electrical energy.

Tim Chang, Asia Pacific regional business director at DuPont Microcircuit Material, said: “With Solamet pastes optimized for TSEC's V-Cell manufacturing process, we've hit our conversion efficiency target of over 21 percent – not just in the lab, but in production. And the use of Tedlar film-based backsheets will help extend that power production advantage reliably for 25 years or more. Our collaboration has brought together a compelling combination of materials and manufacturing that further differentiates both companies' offerings from the rest of the field.”

TSEC reached a partnership deal with DuPoint in late 2014 under which DuPont would manufacture customized paste materials in order to improve the performance of TSEC’s solar-cell architecture. Using these pastes has helped TSEC solar cells gain an additional 0.15% conversion efficiency to grow its total efficiency to 21%.

C.J. Hung, chief operating officer at TSEC, said: “TSEC strives for the best quality solar panels at the lowest cost of ownership. By integrating the most efficient and most durable materials in our V-Series solar panels, we've reached key cost and quality milestones and we'll continue to work together with DuPont on next generation advances.”

On 26 January 2015, TSEC revealed plans to build up its investment in research and development while also collaborating with governments, research sites and value chain partners in order to help spur growth within the solar markets of both the United States and Japan.

An in-depth exploration of the state of Japan's solar industry, present and future, can be found in the latest issue of PV Tech Power. To subscribe for free, visit www.pv-tech.org/power.

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