Solland Solar, a Dutch-German solar technology company, has teamed with Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft (AT&S), a printed circuit board manufacturer, to build a prototype line for photovoltaic modules with Sunweb back-contact solar cells.
The construction of the prototype line marks a significant milestone on the road to commercial availability later in 2010, according to the companies. The technology uses processes and materials that are standard in the printed circuit board industry but are not yet applied in photovoltaics.
Additional objectives of the partnership include further optimization of the production process and certification under IEC 61215 and IEC 61730.
SOURCE: Solland Solar