Steve Harshbarger, Direct of Electronics and Advanced Energy, recently had an article published regarding the cost effectiveness of scaling up thin film solar production for start up companies and the role ultrasonic wet process coating systems can play in making manufacturing profitable.
Companies may have difficulty finding funding for developing pilot lines for their new innovative products based on past failures of large thin film solar companies. Ultrasonic spray technology may enable significant reductions in manufacturing costs compared to CVD manufacturing equipment as well as savings in raw material for thin film solar startups, making it easier to bring new products to market profitably.
Read the full article in the April May 2012 issue of Asian Solar Magazine: Asian-Solar-April-May-2012 on pages 58-59.
For more information regarding Sono-Tek’s ultrasonic technology for thin film solar, go to http://www.sono-tek.com/cigs-czts-photovoltaic-modules/
Look for Sono-Tek at SNEC PV 2012 May 16-18 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, booth:
E3-802 for International Solar Cell Equipment
W1-816 & W1-817 for Thin Film Solar Show