CIGS PV tool from SINGULUS improved with cluster design

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES released a cluster tool design of its TENUIS wet-chemical coating line for copper indium gallium di-selenide (CIGS) thin film solar module production.

August 11, 2011 — SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES subsidiary SINGULUS STANGL SOLAR released a cluster tool design of its TENUIS wet-chemical coating line for copper indium gallium di-selenide (CIGS) thin film solar module production.

The cluster design is meant to save floor space (30% less room than the first generation TENUIS), and also enables simultaneous one-side coating of two substrates. Dosing and temperature control improvements reduce process time by up to 20% compared to the first generation TENUIS.

Several production machines can be combined into a large production complex. The cluster design is inherently modular, enabling faster project ramp-up times.

A module for alternative processes can be run independently in the production line. Alternative coating materials, such as ZnS, can be used.

SINGULUS makes equipment for solar and optical disc manufacturers. The company also recently upgraded its wet-chemical etch/clean system. Learn more at www.singulus.de.

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