The interest of Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP) in the field of photovoltaic has already been demonstrated at a laboratory level: such systems have the potentiality of improving the throughput by reducing the thermal budget and therefore the cost, while maintaining high cell efficiency. However, presently, no industrial RTP system exists, assuring production throughput conditions. The objective of the project is to develop an industrial RTP system adapted to Photovoltaic cells production that will be applicable to all main thermal steps in the fabrication of solar cells: Rapid Thermal diffusion (RTD) Rapid Thermal oxidation (RTO) Rapid Thermal contact Firing (RTF) with the objective of a throughput of 1 cell per second (up to 30MWp/year).
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)