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High volume manufacturing of photovoltaic products

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TREN-4
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

Participants (7)

(AMB) BERNHARD BRAIN GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Dieselstrasse 10 - 11
Gersthofen
BACCINI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Postumia Ovest No. 244
Olmi Di San Biagio Di Callalta
CAMLINE DATENSYSTEME FUER DIE MIKROELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Jetzendorfer Strabe 6
Petershausen
DE CLERCQ ENGINEERING BVBA
Belgium
Address
Paepestraat 84/0001
Wichelen
ISOFOTON, S.A.
Spain
Address
Calle Severo Ochoa, 50
Malaga
SCHOTT SOLAR GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 4
Alzenau
SEMCO ENGINEERING S.A.
France
Address
625, Rue De La Croix Verte - Parc Euromédecine
Montpellier