Motech installs Applied/Baccini backend line for c-Si mfg

Motech Solar has installed and qualified an Applied Baccini backend line for double printing of its crystalline silicon solar cells in its volume production facility in Tainan, Taiwan.

October 23, 2009 – Motech Solar has installed and qualified an Applied Baccini backend line for double printing of its crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells in its volume production facility in Tainan, Taiwan.

Motech, the eighth-largest global provider of c-Si solar cells, recently installed the new Esatto platform, which enables overlay of multiple different material layers with better than ±15μm repeatability; printing of taller and narrower grid lines (two-layer double-height lines <80μm wide, vs. single 120μm-wide lines) and reduced shadowing effects; and ultimately raises absolute cell efficiency by as much as 0.5%, Applied claims.

A five-year customer of Baccini, Motech says the results with Esatto technology for c-Si cell double printing so far are “outstanding,” according to Kuo En Chang, president of the firm’s solar division, in a statement. “We are pleased to be collaborating with Motech to further optimize the solar cell configurations in their technology roadmap,” added Davide Spotti, VP/GM of Applied’s Baccini Cell Systems unit.

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