Heraeus' PV business unit has added a new feature to its website that posts daily silver bullion prices. According to the company, the purpose of the new feature is to allow customers to quickly see the price of an important precious metal used in the manufacturing of their solar cells.
‘Silver is a significant cost component of metallization pastes, representing about 80 percent of the paste's price,’ notes Andy London, global manager of the photovoltaics business unit.
The posting of prices occurs at the beginning of the work day in Asia and is quoted in U.S. dollars per troy ounce. Historical daily pricing is also provided, dating back to the beginning of this year.