ersol Thin Film GmbH and SCHOTT Solar are pooling R&D resources to
fast-track the eventual introduction of micromorphous thin-film modules
that uses a double-layer structure consisting of an amorphous and a
microcrystalline silicon film. The tandem cell design is claimed to
increase module efficiency by 50 percent in comparison to amorphous
thin film technology.
“Both companies – SCHOTT Solar und ersol Thin Film – will profit from
this research alliance. We are anticipating a market lead of both
partners in micromorphous thin-film modules based on our proven
amorphous silicon technology,” commented Dr Martin Heming, Managing
Director of SCHOTT Solar GmbH.
Should the program be successful, both companies will be early-to-market suppliers of the tandem cell technology.