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Heraeus Photovoltaics Introduces Two New Pastes for Lightly Doped and Ultra Lightly Doped Emitter Cells at SNEC

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Customers have choices with Heraeus to select best LDE paste for their manufacturing process and product design

SHANGHAI, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit, a worldwide leading supplier of metallization pastes for solar cells, will launch two new front-side metallization pastes for standard to ultra-lightly doped emitter cells – the SOL9620 Series and SOL9621 Series – at the SNEC (2014) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition from May 20th through May 22nd, 2014. Heraeus will be exhibiting in Hall W3 at booth 560.

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The SOL9620 Series and SOL9621 Series enables cell manufacturers to further improve their c-Si cells’ conversion efficiencies to an industry-leading level. By using these new pastes, customers have confirmed efficiency improvements that ranged between 0.05% and 0.20% absolute on lightly doped emitter [90 – 100 ohm/sq.] wafers, relative to the best commercially available front-side pastes. Even greater gains have been achieved on ultra lightly doped emitter [110 ohm/sq.] wafers, where the paste unfolds its peak performance.

The SOL9620 Series and SOL9621 Series of pastes are able to provide excellent contact on lightly doped emitters [LDE]. The SOL9620 Series is outstanding for ultra-lightly doped emitters [ULDE], with surface doping concentrations down to 1xE20/cm3. “The SOL9620 Series also has the ability to be fired at a peak temperature 15 K less than standard firing temperatures. This is ideal for PERC applications. The SOL9621 Series has demonstrated great results for LDE applications. The SOL9621 Series provides customers with a flexible process window, which aids in providing a lower manufacturing cost,” explains Dr. Weiming Zhang, Vice President of Technology of the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit. He continues to state, “The reduced contact resistance on LDE und ULDE wafers helps yielding increased voltage and higher cell efficiencies. When optimized in a customer’s manufacturing process, both pastes provide excellent performance.”

“Heraeus has always been a leader in the development of innovative metallization pastes for solar cells. We are launching two products for slightly different LDE applications that provide industry leading cell efficiencies while lowering customers’ cost per watt. Having two products allow customers to select the paste that is best for their cell design and manufacturing process,” according to Andreas Liebheit, Global Manager of the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit. He continues to state, “The acquisition of the Ferro PV Paste Business in 2013 is enhancing our research and development capabilities and growing our intellectual property portfolio. We have improved our ability to provide our customers with new metallization paste options for a variety of cell design applications.”

The SOL9620 Series, the SOL9621 Series, our advancements in paste technology and other topics can be discussed at Heraeus Photovoltaics’ celebration event at our booth on Tuesday, May 20th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at this year’s SNEC 8th (2014) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, in Shanghai China at Hall: W3 Booth: 560. You can also go to for more information about our products and selected research presentations.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

The Hanau-based precious metal and technology group Heraeus is a globally active family-run enterprise with a history of more than 160 years. We provide high-end solutions to our customers to lastingly strengthen their competitive position. Our areas of competence include precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials and medical devices, quartz glass and specialty light sources. In the financial year 2013, Heraeus achieved revenues from the sales of products of EUR 3.6 billion, while the revenues from precious metal trading were EUR 13.5 billion. With about 12,500 employees in more than 110 companies world-wide, Heraeus is in a leading position on its global sales markets.
Source: Heraeus Photovoltaics

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May 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

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World Energy Leaders Highlight Progress and Announce New Actions on Clean Energy at Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

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– Under the theme of “Act Together, Think Creative,” CEM5 focused on accelerating the transition to a global clean energy economy

SEOUL, South Korea, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Recognizing the growing urgency of the world’s energy and climate challenges, energy leaders from the world’s largest economies and others gathered in Seoul for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5) to strategize next steps in their efforts to accelerate the deployment of clean and efficient energy. Hosted by Korea on 12–13 May, CEM5 got underway with opening remarks from Yoon Sang-Jick, Korea’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, who said it was important for those present to “spur a cycle of technology development and market creation.” U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz co-chaired the meeting, and in his opening remarks he called on those present to “aim for nothing less than a worldwide clean energy revolution.”

Closing press conference for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5). L-R: Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Ministry of Energy, Mexico; Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea; Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States. Photograph courtesy of IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin.
Closing press conference for the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM5). L-R: Leonardo Beltran Rodriguez, Undersecretary of Planning and Energy Transition, Ministry of Energy, Mexico; Yoon Sang-jick, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea; Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, United States. Photograph courtesy of IISD/Earth Negotiations Bulletin.

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Over the two-day meeting, energy ministers and other high-level delegates highlighted progress made through the Ministerial’s collaborative initiatives and announced new and expanded actions that will enhance clean energy supply, improve energy efficiency and expand clean energy access around the world.

In an ambitious effort to reduce energy use on a global scale, the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative opened a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient lighting around the world. Grid-based lighting accounts for almost 20% of world electricity consumption. By recognizing and promoting the world’s most energy-efficient lighting, the SEAD competition will spur greater innovation among manufacturers and help buyers make informed purchasing decisions that can lower energy bills.

The Clean Energy Solutions Center and the International Renewable Energy Agency signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Renewable Energy Policy Advice Network (REPAN). The jointly led network will leverage both organizations’ resources by coordinating a global network of experts and practitioners that helps countries design and implement renewable energy policies and programs.

The Multilateral Solar and Wind Working Group announced the release of a new report, econValue – The Socio-Economic Benefits of Renewable Energy, which highlights approaches for measuring the economic value, such as jobs and tax revenues, created from the deployment of solar and wind technologies.

The United Kingdom announced a new project under the Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group to produce a guide for countries wishing to implement carbon dioxide (CO2) storage assessment methodologies. This project will be jointly funded by the UK and Korea. The Action Group also announced that it would transition its work to the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, which will also take on the role of delivering CCUS key messages to ministers during future meetings.

The 21st Century Power Partnership (21CPP) announced major new support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to help Mexico transform its power sector. CIFF will provide up to $3.9 million for power sector technical support that will help Mexico achieve secure, reliable and clean electricity as part of its energy reform agenda.

Mexico also announced a new voluntary industry standard for cool roofs that was developed through support from the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) initiative. The standard provides a technical definition of a cool roof and procedures for testing and rating cool roof materials, providing an important early step in the development of a cool roof market in Mexico.

Additional announcements were made regarding engagement in CEM initiatives: Canada announced it will join the Electric Vehicles Initiative; Japan announced it will join the C3E Women in Clean Energy initiative; and Denmark will join the International Smart Grid Action Network.

Ministers also announced that the CEM would explore three additional work streams: the market accessibility of clean energy products, clean energy finance, and the energy-water nexus.

A unique feature of CEM5 was the Model CEM program. University students were selected to represent CEM member governments and took part in a parallel session to discuss measures to strengthen international cooperation.

CEM5 also featured an awards ceremony where winners of the three award programs active under CEM initiatives were recognized. Entergy New Orleans, Inc.’s “SmartView” Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) pilot took top honors in the inaugural ISGAN Award of Excellence for its consumer engagement and empowerment efforts. Samsung and LG were recognized as winners of SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition for the world’s most energy-efficient computer monitors. The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) announced winners of the inaugural Global LEAP Off-Grid Appliance Awards.

Global LEAP also organized a first-of-its-kind off-grid appliance and clean energy system “PlugFest” during CEM5. The event brought together low-voltage direct current (DC) appliance manufacturers, off-grid solar home system (SHS) companies and other energy access professionals to share best practices and to test appliance-system interoperability — a key challenge facing the off-grid clean energy access market.

Looking ahead, the Government of Mexico will host the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial in 2015.

For additional information, please see the following attachments:

CEM Briefing Paper
CEM Initiative Results and Impacts

Information on the Clean Energy Ministerial is also available at

For additional information, email
Source: Clean Energy Ministerial

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May 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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Elekta helps Singapore medical center move entire radiation oncology department to new eighth floor facility

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National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) elevates radiotherapy treatments for cancer patients with new Elekta technology

SINGAPORE, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Elekta recently equipped the Radiation Oncology Department at National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) with an advanced Elekta Infinity® system. The acquisition preceded a major project that relocated the entire department from its previous location at the National University Hospital (NUH), Kent Ridge Wing, to its existing location on the eighth floor of the 19-story NUH Medical Centre.

“We pooled all of our resources – from customer service engineers to logistics, installation, applications and project management professionals – to relocate NUH’s existing Elekta Synergy® systems, a remote afterloader, treatment planning and MOSAIQ Oncology Information System to the new department on the eighth floor,” says Coen Reinhoudt, Vice President, Elekta Far East.

Now complete, Dr. Ivan Tham, Acting Head and Senior Consultant of the Department of Radiation Oncology, NCIS, is pleased with the results of the relocation project.

“It was a very complex operation to uproot an entire department, while minimizing disruption to patients as much as possible,” he says. “But, the Elekta team has worked diligently to bring this project to a conclusion.”

Region’s first Elekta Infinity operational

NCIS began treating patients with South East Asia’s first Elekta Infinity system in the new location on August 26 of last year, and is now averaging 35 patient treatments per day. The advanced technology in Infinity is helping NCIS clinicians deliver therapy faster and with more precision than ever.

Elekta Infinity is equipped with the Agility™ multi-leaf collimator, which has 160 leaves for conforming closely to the tumor margins, and its fast leaf movements will reduce beam delivery time. Reduced beam-on time decreases the likelihood of intra-fraction patient motion, enabling the potential to deliver more dose to the target and less to surrounding healthy tissues.

Elekta Infinity joins several other Elekta solutions that NCIS acquired as replacement radiotherapy solutions in 2010, including two Elekta Synergy linear accelerators, Elekta treatment planning solutions – including Monaco® – and MOSAIQ Oncology Information System.

In recent years, NCIS’s relationship with Elekta has expanded to include customer education.

“To date, we have collaborated with Elekta to offer two brachytherapy symposia and two SBRT symposia, and we also have hosted a number of observerships for brachytherapy,” Dr. Tham says.

For further information, please contact:

Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta AB
Tel: +31-653-561-242, e-mail:
Time zone: CET: Central European Time

Raven Canzeri, Global Public Relations Manager, Elekta
Tel: +1-770-670-2524, e-mail:
Time zone: ET: Eastern Time

About Elekta
Elekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both healthcare providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.

Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,500 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website:
Source: Elekta

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May 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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