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Production of large area cis modules (PROCIS)

Objective

Cu (In, Ga) Se2 based thin film solar cell technology is at the leading edge of new low cost photovoltaic module production. Aim of the project is to make the technology suitable for the cost effective production of 120x60 cm2 CIGS modules at high throughput. Innovative developments in the project are the deposition of the absorber layer on large area substrates at low substrate temperature and to reduce the thickness of the absorber layers to <0.5um. This task reduces processing time for the deposition of the absorber and at the same time minimises the usage of material. Furthermore, junction formation by dry deposited Cd-free front electrodes avoid the usage of the heavy metal Cd and allow a coherent in- line processing. The goal is to implement these process steps in an existing pilot line for the production on 120x60cm2 modules and by this open the ways for further up scaling to production volumes of more than 10 MW/year.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 47
70569 Stuttgart
Germany

Participants (5)

CENTER FOR SOLAR ENERGY AND HYDROGEN RESEARCH BADEN-WÜRTEMBERG
Germany
Address
Hessbruehlstrasse 21C
70565 Stuttgart
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 11
75231 Paris
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
Quai Watier 6
78401 Chatou
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Laederhyddsvaegen 1
751 21 Uppsala
WUERTH SOLAR GMBH AND CO.KG
Germany
Address
Ludwigsburger Strasse 100
71672 Marbach Am Neckar