MicroTech, a Fremont, Calif.-based wet process station supplier, has launched a product line specifically designed for high throughput processing of thin-film solar cells. According to the company, these cells can produce substantial cost reduction and cell integration by processing an entire array of solar cells on a single substrate.
The MicroTech TF 1200 production tool can process substrates up to two meters in size. It offers low water consumption with strict control and recycling of water through a patent-pending technology, effective particle filtering and a modular design for process flexibility, MicroTech says.
Additional features include roller technology for substrate transfer, high-energy ultrasonic cavitation for hard-to-remove materials, expert process support including proprietary solar processes, and a unique liquid handling system allows spray, puddle and immersion processes, the company adds.