Alpha to Present on Lead-Free Soldering to the cSi Cell Stringing Process at Intersolar India

Somerset, NJ – November 13th, 2017 – Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is participating in the upcoming Intersolar India taking place December 5-7 in Mumbai, India, where global experts focus on photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage systems and solar thermal technologies. Narahari Pujari, R&D Manager for Alpha Assembly Solutions, part of the MacDermid Performance Solutions group of businesses, will present a technical paper on Lead-Free Soldering to the cSi Cell Stringing Process that focuses on PV market, current trends in the development of lead-free solutions and the impact on manufacturing costs by transitioning away from lead-based solder alloys, which are currently in use predominantly due to their sufficiently low melting points and ability to make reliable solder joints.

Lead-containing alloys are not only toxic, but can result in hazardous waste classification for PV modules at the end of shelf-life, thus increasing costs overall when safe disposal efforts are included, In order for the market to embrace the adaptation of lead-free alloys, we must first discuss the market drivers and understand the technological and manufacturing challenges involved with such a migration.

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Alpha to Present on Lead-Free Soldering to the cSi Cell Stringing Process at Intersolar India
Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, is participating in the upcoming Intersolar India

Various available technologies are critically assessed in Pujari’s technical presentation which finds that although there is currently no data on long-term reliability of PV modules using lead-free alloys, there is sufficient evidence that supports its likelihood.  Additionally, lead-free solders for PV ribbon are proving to be cost and energy-efficient. For more information on Alpha’s solder interconnect technology, or any of our other product solutions for Photovoltaic applications, visit the AlphaAssembly.com.

2017 Intersolar India Date: Tuesday 5th December, 2017 – Thursday 7th December 2017 Venue: Mumbai, India Presentation: Lead-Free Soldering to the cSi Cell Stringing Process Date: 6th December 2017 Time: 10:55 am Presented by: Narahari Pujari, R&D Manager, Alpha Assembly Solutions