Powered in part by a 4.25 kilowatt solar panel, the center provides research, development and technical support for its customers in the photovoltaic (PV)solar energy industry who use DuPont™ Solamet® thick film metallization pastes. The center also includes an educational display area, in addition to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for material development and analytical services.
"This center allows us to be closer to our customers in the region and will help accelerate our ability to meet their needs for materials that make PV cells and modules more efficient and less costly," said Walt Cheng, global business director, DuPont Microcircuit Materials. "With evaluation facilities resembling our customers' production lines, we can conduct more systematic product evaluations, troubleshoot issues more quickly and modify paste properties for maximum performance. We look forward to continuing and expanding our tradition of innovation with Solamet® in this new technical center."