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Solar & Energy – Performance Materials

Solar Cells and Energy Storage

Using Energy Efficiently with EMD Chemicals
Climate changes and high energy-prices open new growth markets for renewable energy sources. Photovoltaics play a key role here, making it possible to use solar energy efficiently. The most important technologies include crystalline silicon cells, thin-film solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells and organic photovoltaic cells. Based on the characteristics of each technology, different applications enable the harvesting of solar energy under various different light conditions targeting the best possible conversion rates at lowest manufacturing cost. EMD Chemicals supports this development and provides innovative, user-friendly materials and formulae for today's and the next-generation solar cells.



New photovoltaic materials and formulae from EMD Chemicals are supplemented by process chemicals for printing technologies and for chemical coating processes which are used to manufacture solar cells. For example, manufacturers of crystalline solar cells use printable structuring materials from the isishape® product range. They improve cell performance and enable eco-friendly production. Other products include organic semiconductors for flexible, robust and printed organic solar cells from the lisicon® and from the livilux® range. EMD Chemicals also supplies livion® electrolytes and Solarpur® electrolyte components for dye-sensitized solar cells which demonstrate superior quality and performance.