Silicon diffused junctiona and heterojunction pilot lines


Industrial Solar Laboratory (iLab)

The centerpiece of the industrial solar cell laboratory is a pilot line with the capability to manufacture full size silicon solar cells. The solar cells manufactured match those presently generated by 90% of the photovoltaic industry. All equipment in the line has the capability to manufacture full 6 inch square silicon solar cells that are the standard in industry today. We are constantly updating process to keep the line at the forefront of the photovoltaics industry by further developing the capability of pilot line to PERC and  carrier selective contact solar cells. Silicon Pilot line has integrated copper plating to address the concern of $/Watt due to extensive use of silver.

Undergraduate students working on the line at ASU building solar cells

Wet chemistry pilot line