Innovalight Inc. says it has installed the world's first high-throughput industrial silicon-ink inkjet printing system at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. The printing system was engineered and manufactured by OTB Solar in cooperation with Innovalight.
Using high-precision, touchless inkjet printing of silicon ink, Innovalight says it can halve the number of manufacturing steps required to produce high-efficiency solar cells. In addition, the OTB printing system allows for high-volume production of ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells with thicknesses as little as 50 microns.
SOURCE: OTB Solar