Veeco Instruments Inc. has introduced its FastFlex line of web coating systems, designed for the manufacturing of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar cells. Veeco says the platform offers high throughput and excellent performance for flexible thin-film solar cell production.
The FastFlex platform consists of three systems – one for the transparent conductive oxide layer (utilizing reactive sputtering), one for the molybdenum layer (metal deposition with sputtering) and one for the CIGS layer (integrating Veeco's PV-Series thermal deposition sources.
To help deliver high throughput, the FastFlex system features flexible architecture that can be configured to specific needs, with a choice of rotary or planar magnetron cathode assemblies, loading and maintenance requirements, and more.
‘Veeco now provides comprehensive, fully integrated manufacturing solutions for the moly, CIGS and TCO layers – enabling customers to achieve full-scale commercialization of flexible solar cells,’ comments Piero Sferlazzo, senior vice president of Veeco.
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SOURCE: Veeco Instruments