New materials for high-volume PV

In this video from Intersolar North America, Art Ackerman, Henkel, answers questions about higher-volume manufacturing in the solar cell arena. Thinner wafers for high-volume photovoltaics require better materials suppport. Higher-temp processing also prompts better materials.

(July 21, 2010) — Art Ackerman, Henkel, answers questions about higher-volume manufacturing in the solar cell arena. Thinner wafers for high-volume photovoltaics require better materials suppport. Higher-temp processing also prompts better materials.

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Report: PV materials snap back to growth (Jun 16, 2010)

After plummeting below $5B in 2009, sales of materials used in solar cell manufacturing are back on track to surpass $6B within four years, even as costs of polysilicon continue to drop, according to a recent report from Techcet Group.

Crystalline Si solar cells and the microelectronics experience (Aug 26, 2009)

This article from IMEC describes a roadmap for thin crystalline silicon, and the opportunities of using materials and process methods used in IC manufacturing.

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