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Fast Low Thermal Budget Large Area System for High Throughput Solar Cell Production - (Flash)

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ENITECNOLOGIE S.P.A.
Address
Via Felice Maritano 26
20097 San Donato Milanese
Italy

Participants (6)

ACR AUTOMATION IN CLEANROOM GMBH
Germany
Address
Villinger Strasse 4
78078 Niedereschach
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Rue Des Martyrs 17
38054 Grenoble
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
Heidenhofstrasse 2
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
JOINT INDUSTRIAL PROCESSORS FOR ELECTRONICS S.A.R.L.
France
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 11
38240 Meylan
QUALIFLOW SA
France
Address
395, Rue Louis Lepine
34935 Montpellier
RWE SCHOTT SOLAR GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 4
63755 Alzenau