Singulus Technologies AG has debuted the Clustertool system, which is used to produce copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and copper indium selenide (CIS) solar modules with substrate sizes of 300 square mm x 300 square mm.
According to the company, the Clustertool can help manufacturers reduce the manufacturing costs for thin-film photovoltaic modules and achieve higher module efficiencies. The Clustertool enables the integration of different process steps in a compact, modular machine system.
Through a central interface, the substrates are transported to several manufacturing steps, such as coating, selenization, and wet-chemical or thermal processes.
Singulus plans to commission the first Clustertool system later this summer.