Ferro Corp. has opened a photovoltaic research and development laboratory in Neihu Technology Park, Taipei City, Taiwan.
The laboratory will provide testing and customer technical assistance to support rapid product development and resolution of technical issues, the company says. It will perform tests related to the deposition of metallization pastes on solar cells – including solar cell printing and firing, printing quality analysis, electrical performance measurement, wafer property analysis, and solderability and adhesion testing.
These tests help demonstrate how to apply Ferro solar pastes and provide guidance on how to optimize process conditions in a customer's production line. Ferro customers also will be able to supply wafers to evaluate conductive pastes when their test facilities are busy, thus speeding up the paste qualification process, the company adds.
SOURCE: Ferro Corp.