Solar

Surface Profiler Aids Solar Cell Manufacturer

Woodbury, New York [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Veeco Instruments Inc., a supplier of instrumentation to the nanoscience community, announced the sale and shipment of its new Dektak 150 Surface Profiler to PrimeStar Solar, an emerging manufacturer of cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) modules for the solar energy market. The Dektak 150 delivers increased resolution for measuring thin films to 10 nanometers and below to meet the evolving requirements of today’s photovoltaic cell applications. It can measure thin film stress with longer scan lengths up to 55 millimeters and a larger vertical range up to 1 millimeter. Plus, its 3D imaging capabilities can map a user-defined surface area to perform analysis of surface defects and area roughness using Veeco’s Vision 3D analysis software.