Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Nanosolar Unveils Machine That Can Ink 100 Feet of Solar Cells a Minute

Nanosolar HQ (TGW) – Nanosolar unveiled Wednesday its thin film coater that it says can coat 1 gigawatt worth of solar cells a year, the solar industry’s largest coater.

Credit: Nanosolar

The tool, which cost $1.65 million, can ink 100 feet of solar cells a minute. The ink used is Nanosolar’s trademark nanoparticle ink.

The machine delivers solar cell with efficiencies of up 14.5% efficiency.

Company CEO Martin Roscheisen said the speed can be increased to up to 2000 feet per minute.

“At the 100 feet-per-minute speed shown in the video, that’s an astonishing two orders of magnitude more capital efficient than a high-vacuum process: a twenty times slower high-vacuum tool would have cost about ten times as much per tool,” he also said, in a press release.

Via :: Press Release

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