Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Replacement for Cadmium in Solar Thin Film?

From PV-Tech:
STANGL Semiconductor Equipment and the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) are to collaborate on the development of new process for the production of thin film solar cells, using HZB’s spray ion layer gas reaction process (ILGAR). The ILGAR process deposits indium sulfide buffer layers, which are capable of replacing cadmium sulfide in thin-film solar cells, the company said. STANGL will exclusively market the new production machine for ILGAR thin-film solar cells on glass and foil.