Challenges in the Photovoltaic Industry

Fused silica for Photovoltaic and solarthermal applications

The challenges faced by the solar and solarthermal industry today are how to reduce the cost per Wp.

Two ways to achieve this are maximizing cell efficiency and reducing manufacturing costs.




  • Maximizing cell efficiency:
    Heraeus can help in maximizing cell efficiency by reducing impurities contributed by the quartzware. Our in-house purification of the raw material ensures that the alkaline and iron content in Heraeus rods and tubes are reduced to levels superior to standard products.
  • Reducing manufacturing costs:
    The high viscosity found in HSQ 300 materials will increase the lifetime of the quartware in high temperature diffusion applications.
    Intelligent quartzware design can help to deliver better yields and improved throughput.
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