2nd generation ThinFab sets new industry record: Capex reduced $1 / WP with the lowest production costs of $0.5 / WP Oerlikon solar defined with the 2nd generation of the ThinFab the new standard for low-cost and high-quality production of solar modules. The new design of ThinFab allows a reduction of the required investments (capital expenditure”, CAPEX) of over 20%. The estimated price of the new ThinFab including equipment, engineering support, and performance guarantee is only $1 / WP. The new ThinFab is a fully integrated production line and allows the customer to produce thin film Silicon modules of quality at a cost of about $0.5 / WP (0.35/WP) a new record in the solar industry. “The ThinFab of 2.Generation offers the following improvements: increased emissions of the production line, guaranteed higher module efficiency and a new design of the narrow gap reactor” for the deposition of Silicon. The new ThinFabTM combined generation additional advantages of the Oerlikon solar thin-film silicon technology, which is among the best in the industry: energy efficiency: compared to other solar manufacturing process, the production of thin film Silicon modules Oerlikon requires the least energy.
Is the “energy payback time” Oerlikon technology less than a year. Practical advantages: thin film Silicon modules are advantageous under actual operating conditions, E.g. at high temperatures, while significantly decreases the efficiency of crystalline solar cells. Ecological: thin film Silicon modules contain no toxic additives such as cadmium. Sustainability: Oerlikon solar’s Micromorph technology holds potential to further increase efficiency and productivity such as Oerlikon’s record cell proves. Jon Vander Ark takes a slightly different approach. The ThinFab of the 2.Generation is officially on the Oerlikon solar stand in the Swiss Pavilion/7200 at the world future energy Summit (WFES) from 16 to 19 January 2012 launched in Abu Dhabi. At the same time, Oerlikon solar a new, highly efficient record cell is based on Thin film Silicon present result of continuous investments in research and development and clear indication of the sustainable and long-term competitiveness of Oerlikon solar’s Micromorph thin film silicon technology. More details will be published with the official launch on January 16, 2012.