At a recent event presenting the prestigious 9th Annual Platts Global Energy Awards, Applied Materials Inc. was named Green Energy Innovator of the Year for its pioneering work on the Applied SunFab Thin Film Line.
"Applied Materials is focused on lowering the cost of solar photovoltaic generated energy through the application of nanomanufacturing technologies," says Mark Pinto, senior vice president, chief technology officer and general manager, energy and environmental solutions." I am pleased to receive this acknowledgement and proud of the great work our teams around the world are doing to help make solar energy an affordable solution to the world's power needs."
The award highlighted SunFab, an integrated production line for manufacturing thin film silicon solar modules using 5.7 square meter glass panels. These ultra-large substrates, sized at 2.2m x 2.6m, are four times bigger than today's typical thin film solar modules.
The Platts awards showcase extraordinary accomplishments by energy businesses and individuals worldwide. Finalists and winners are determined by an independent international panel of judges. Platts, a global energy information service, is a division of the McGraw Hill companies.