Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry recently achieved a milestone by shipping its one-hundredth ton of locally produced silver paste in Taiwan this year. The company is now recognized as the leading provider of silver paste for the Taiwan photovoltaics market. Photovoltaic cells made with 100 tons of silver paste can power around 20% of Taipei’s annual electricity demand.
Heraeus Photovoltaics established operations in Taiwan in 2015 to produce silver paste for the fast-growing solar energy industry. Over that time, it has become the market leader in Taiwan, providing silver paste and ancillary solutions to cell manufacturers in the region. Today, Heraeus has a broad, integrated photovoltaics footprint in Taiwan, encompassing manufacturing, sales and the company’s Applications Engineering Center and Research & Development facility.
Andreas Liebheit, the President of Heraeus Photovoltaics, believes the company’s growth and success in Taiwan is directly related to strategic investments made in Taiwan during the past few years. Mr. Liebheit points to the Applications Engineering Center and R&D facility as two critical collaboration platforms to deliver high-performance silver paste faster to its Taiwan customers. “Speed and paste customization are critical industry issues. By having labs and technical experts close to our customers here in Taiwan, we can make requested modifications faster and be even more responsive to the fast-changing photovoltaics market.”
Heraeus Photovoltaics will be showcasing its latest innovations in silver pastes at the PV Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition, which will take place October 18-20 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.