Solar Photovoltaics Applications

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Thin-film solar cells analysis for energy industry

by Oxford Instruments plc     based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM

The research and development in the field of thin-film solar cells is an on-going process to improve efficiency even further, and to reduce manufacturing costs. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a field proven technology enabling users to control critical properties during development and manufacturing of the solar cells, such as elemental layer thickness and composition, improving quality and productivity, with resultant cost savings.

Metrology for the photovoltaics industry

by Bruker Corporation     based in Billerica, MASSACHUSETTS (USA)

Quality control to maximize efficiency is critical in the competitive photovoltaic industry. For some time solar texture has been thought to qualitatively affect solar cell efficiency. However, through large-area, 3D measurements and areal feature parameters, quantitative correlation of texture to efficiency has only recently been obtained. We now know that ISO 3D surface parameters linearly correlate with solar cell efficiency.

Process technologies for making solar cells

by Oxford Instruments plc     based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology has developed a number of processes for the production of Photovoltaics (solar cells) using our flexible and powerful tools and with key technologies.

Evaporators technology for photovoltaic & Microelectronics industries

by EVALED - Veolia Water Technologies     based in Zoppola (PN), ITALY

The manufacturing process of the cells that make up the photovoltaic systems and the printed circuits require water in quantity and high quality. This water has to be managed wisely so as not to affect the productivity and the expenses of the plant.

Industrial solutions for remote monitoring

by Advantic Sistemas y Servicios S.L     based in Alcobendas, SPAIN

Supervision and maintenance on those locations without internet wired connection requires high personnel cost and also means a slow reaction in case of malfunction events and alarms. For companies with a big amount of remote location centers (such as repeaters of operators and telephone companies, production and distribution centers for energy manufacturers or photovoltaic/eolic plants), maintenance and supervision labors involve disproportionately high costs.

Integrated real-time gas analysis solution for solar PV industry

by CIC Photonics, Inc.     based in Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO (USA)

Solar technology as a renewable energy technology is spreading around the world, with major manufacturing operations occurring in China, Germany, Spain, and the U.S. For solar photovoltaics, specialty chemicals are required for the production of the photovoltaic materials.

Energy Storage

by K&S Ingenieurpartnerschaft Krug & Schram     based in Munich, GERMANY

The K&S Engineering company as a technology 'know-how' supplier has prepared algorithms for optimizing energy storage systems and developed a new simulation tool for it. Using this special simulation software, not only the major yield forecasts for the investors are done in detail, but it is also possible for the applied control algorithms to perform optimizations. With this, K&S offers a consultancy service combining photovoltaic-energy-storage-system design and the perfectly match of the upcoming control algorithms to be applied. As a supplementary service for investors and banks, K&S performs a technology and supplier evaluation in an technical risk assessment regarding the project. A first project with >30 MWp installed capacity in Japan with special requirements of the energy supplier and a nearly 20 MW battery power has already successfully been modeled by the K&S experts. For mor details please visit www.krugundschram.com

Waste gas & wastewater treatment for the solar industry

by DAS Environmental Expert GmbH     based in Dresden, GERMANY

Generating solar energy is considered `green technology`, even though the production of solar cells based on silicon predominantly uses process stages that have been common practice in the semiconductor industry for many years. As in the semiconductor industry the production of solar cells employs dangerous and environmentally harmful substances, which require abatement according to legal provisions. The production of photovoltaic cells therefore is subject to strict requirements for treatment of waste gases and wastewater. Solutions need to be easy and cost-effective. The contaminated wastewaters and waste gases should, under no circumstances, lower performance, endanger the health and safety of humans, or otherwise negatively affect the availability of production facilities. The safety of the production line must be guaranteed at every step and in every operating situation.

Supervision of Photovoltaic Power Plants in Japan

by K&S Ingenieurpartnerschaft Krug & Schram     based in Munich, GERMANY

The team of K&S technical experts perform independent technical inspections of the photovoltaic system and clarifies technical issues. The advisory service begins even before the actual construction of the photovoltaic power plant - in the design and contract review. It is ensured that all the requirements of the building permit of the relevant Japanese authorities are fulfilled and the contract is aligned with the system. Based on the continuous construction and factory acceptance tests of components, possible quality defects from the start can be reduced to an absolute minimum. With the local networks of the Japanese technology institutions such as New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET), Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) and other leading technology institutions, K&S combines a comprehensive local technical advisory service in Japan.

Chemical Analyzing in Photovoltaics for the Solar Power Industry

by AppliTek NV - Environmental Analysis Division     based in Nazareth, BELGIUM

In the earlier days, the chemistry involved in solar cell manufacturing was relatively simple, using commodity chemicals. With cell efficiencies continuously on the rise and new cell concepts slowly being introduced with increased speed of processing, precise chemical concentration control is becoming crucial to obtain consistency and more cost-effective manufacturing of solar panels. This is possible by monitoring on-line the etching bath composition, a small but genuine step forward in your competitive advantage.

Typical parameters: NaOH – Si – HF – HNO3

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