MOEA Will Fund Gintech and Utech for Mono-like wafers & Copper-plating Cells Research

Release Date: 2012/05/23

Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA) Will Jointly Fund Gintech and Utech to Undertake R&D Projects on “Mono-like Crystalline Silicon Wafers and High Efficiency Copper Plating Solar Cells" Research.

In today's competitive solar industry, producing high-efficiency and low-cost products are the primary missions for Gintech Energy Corporation (Gintech). Led by Gintech and Utech Solar R&D teams, the research will focus on developing high-efficiency mono-like wafers and copper-plating technologies on cells.

When successfully commercialized, the copper-plating technologies can be an alternate for silver-plating conductive method. The expected efficiency will reach 19% with a 4.6 Watt/piece (6-inch) output. The R&D projects have been accepted by Department of Industrial Technology of MOEA and will be funded as part of MOEA’s Industrial R&D and Innovative Projects.