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Future of PV production: Impact of digitalization and self-learning concepts on wafer, solar cell and module production

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By Dr. Swaytha Sasidharan; Florian Herzog; Johnson Wong; Rudolf Harney

This paper explains how these modern production concepts are implemented in ISC’s lab, and details the plans for their utilization in future production sites, with illustrations of the key benefits in practice. With these modern manufacturing concepts, it will even be possible to bring future c-Si PV production back to the EU with the choice of an appropriate cell concept (high efficiency but proven technology, e.g. interdigitated back-contact (IBC) cells, such as ZEBRA) and a sound business plan.

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