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From the laboratory to the production Line

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 19902

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 795 463

  • EU contribution

    € 1 269 674

Coordinated by:

NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE

United Kingdom

Objective

The project aims at taking solar cell processes and materials successfully developed within previous RTD projects to manufacturing level. In particular the project will address low cost options for the well known laser grooved solar cell which include screen printing and laser local rear contacts, and will also address manufacturing issues related to the use of n-type multi-crystalline silicon, which has demonstrated excellent quality at lab level.

The two project lines are kept separate for faster achievement of scale up, which is an overall goal of the project, but in principle optimised cell processing can be applied to any kind of substrate, and thus to n-type, for instance. The project will verify such option as well. The objectives of the project are to fully test and specify process sequences which can be scaled to volumes compatible with the present growth rate of the PV market already at the end of the project.

Coordinator

NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE

Address

Eddie Ferguson House, Ridley Street
Blyth

United Kingdom

Participants (4)

ENTE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E L'AMBIENTE

Italy

INSTITUT FUER SOLARENERGIEFORSCHUNG GMBH; HAMELN/EMMERTHAL

Germany

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

SOLTECH NV

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 19902

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 795 463

  • EU contribution

    € 1 269 674

Coordinated by:

NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE

United Kingdom