Erfurt, Germany [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] ersol Thin Film GmbH, a subsidiary of ersol Solar Energy AG, and SCHOTT Solar GmbH, have signed an agreement to jointly develop micromorphous technology for thin-film solar cells. The two companies will be combining their resources in the area of research and development with the goal of achieving faster product maturity and a leading market position in micromorphous solar modules.
Development department staff will be exchanged between ersol and SCHOTT. Deposit plants already existing for amorphous production allow conversion to the manufacture of microcrystalline cells. In the event that the project is a success, the preliminary work already performed will enable the development alliance to become one of the first companies to market this new technology in Europe as a product.
“Both companies, SCHOTT Solar and ersol Thin Film, will profit from this research alliance. We are anticipating a market lead of both partners in micromorphous thin-film modules based on our proven amorphous silicon technology,” said Dr. Martin Heming, managing director of SCHOTT Solar GmbH.