HIGHSOLProject reference: 38519
Funded under :
High volume manufacturing of photovoltaic products
Total cost:EUR 2 728 640
EU contribution:EUR 1 118 362
Call for proposal:FP6-2005-TREN-4See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
The project highSol aims at the transformation of innovative manufacturing concepts on a laboratory scale into the full industrial scale. The result will be the demonstration of technologies which will enable the mass manufacturing of Photovoltaic products with a serious reduction of manufacturing costs.
The objectives are:
- Demonstrating the automated manufacturing of Photovoltaic products based on thin wafers with a thickness of 150µm.
- Increasing and maintaining the overall yield with the implementation of in-process quality control and feedback systems.
- Demonstrating the manufacturing integration with the implementation of interfaces which will serve for future standards.
The objectives will be reached by the following approach:
Saving feedstock, by enabling manufacturing of 150µm wafer with a wafer size of 210*210mm, will enable a direct cost reduction of 25%. As the envisaged cost reduction in Photovoltaic industry is 5% per year, this action alone will provide European Photovoltaic industry.
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