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R&D Project NextTec – Next Generation High Throughput Production Processes and Inline Characterization for Si Solar Cells
F. Clement, M. Meßmer, H. Höffler, D. Ourinson, B.S. Goraya, G. Emanuel, F. Meyer, A. Lorenz, J. Bartsch, M. Demant, S. Nold, A. Wolf, M. Zimmer, R. Preu, K. Ramspeck, M. Hemsendorf, B. Straub, C. Ebert, M. Drews, W. Jooss, E. Schmid, S. Schoenfelder, R. Koepge
Manufacturing and Processing, Silicon Solar Cell
Silicon Materials and Cells
Subtopic: Manufacturing & Production of Si Cells
Event: 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Session: 1DO.11.4
ISBN: 3-936338-86-8
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Within the NextTec project, a German consortium of equipment and metrology manufacturers as well as R&D institutes successfully developed the next generation of high-throughput processes and equipment for gigawatt-scale Si solar cell production. The project goal was the development of technical concepts (proof of concept) for the realization of an increase in throughput by a factor of 2 to 3 compared to currently used industrial production technology, ideally with an equivalent equipment footprint and only moderately increased equipment costs. Consequently, system throughputs of up 15,000-20,000 wafers per hour are addressed. Based on these values, a production capacity of approximately 1 GW per system and year can be achieved.