Hans Linden, BSc
- Thin Film Technology
Using a thinner absorber will reduce the use of scarce materials such as indium and gallium. Under the right conditions it can reduce the production cost without negative side effects such as a lower efficiency. Together with improved passivation and monolithic interconnection, TNO will demonstrate a potential cost reduction of 50%, compared to the current, glass substrate based and state-of-the-art CIGS technology. To this end, TNO will turn to flexible substrate and the possibility of roll-to-roll technology. These technologies have the potential to be the base of cost effective production.
A close link to roll-to-roll back-end interconnection will improve and expand the possibilities of mass-customized applications. It will open the door as an enabling technology for integrated applications for vehicles, buildings and infrastructure.
Visit the website of joint innovation centre Solliance for more info on TFPV.