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TEL Solar is a manufacturer of production equipment for the manufacturing of thin-film silicon solar modules.TEL Solar owns the patent for the double junction thin film silicon technology from 1993. The two junctions consist of the amorphous silicon top cell and the microcrystalline silicon bottom cell. Micromorph is the brand name describing the amorphous/microcrystalline silicon tamdem cell. TEL Solar was the first to integrate boron doped zinc oxyde deposited by low pressure chemical vapour deposition as the Transparent Conductive Oxide layer, and the first to commercialize the high-efficiency Micromorph process. The majority of its customers upgraded from amorphous single junction to micromorph technology.TEL Solar is headquartered in Switzerland and has about 650 employees. The installed production capacity at its customer sites cumulates to 1 Giga Watt . TEL Solar maintains sales and service centers in the USA, Europe, China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Japan. Wikipedia.

Booth H.,Oerlikon Solar Ltd.
Journal of Laser Micro Nanoengineering | Year: 2010

The use of lasers in the processing of solar cell structures has been known for many years both for c-Si and thin-film solar technologies. The maturity of the laser technology, the increase in scale of solar module production and the pressures to drive down cost of ownership and increase cell efficiencies have all contributed to the adoption of laser processes in industrial manufacturing. To-day laser systems are the tool of choice in thin-film module manufacturing both for scribing the cell interconnects and for the module edge isolation. For c-Si solar cells the primary laser application today is edge isolation and this is well-established in industrial production of most types of wafer-based cells. Other laser processes are used in the production of advanced high-efficiency c-Si cell designs such as laser grooved buried contacts, emitter wrap-through or metal wrap-through inter-connects, selective emitters and laser fired contacts. In the mission of the solar industry to reduce the cost of electricity generation there are increasing opportunities for laser processing to contribute to the goal of low cost of ownership in industrial manufacturing through improved module efficiencies, higher throughput and reduced process costs. Source

Oerlikon Solar Ltd. | Date: 2012-06-28

The invention relates to a roller drive device for use in a deposition system for manufacturing a photovoltaic device having a substrate (

Oerlikon Solar Ltd. | Date: 2011-06-09

A photovoltaic device is provided that includes a substrate, a first transparent conductive layer positioned on the substrate, a plurality of transparent conductive rods positioned on the first transparent conductive layer and having a growth direction, the growth direction extending in a direction away from the substrate, a photovoltaically active layer covering the plurality of transparent conductive rods rods and a conductive layer positioned on the photovoltaically active layer.

Oerlikon Solar Ltd. | Date: 2011-01-12

The present invention provides a mounting, configured for fixing a reactor, in particular a PECVD reactor, in a vacuum chamber (

Oerlikon Solar Ltd. | Date: 2011-04-29

A plasma reactor with a recipient (

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