CTF Solar, a wholly owned company of CTIEC (part of the CNBM group) has chosen LayTec’s advanced in-line process inspection system for its new 80 MW/a CdS/CdTe thin film solar cell production line in China. All key layers of the solar cell structure are monitored for production quality and yield.
LayTec’s multi-station in-line inspection system inspects the incoming TCO coated float glass and generates statistical process control data of the CdS/CdTe solar cell structure by highly precise measurement of relevant film characteristics. The multi station system is fully integrated into the production line and continuously delivers comprehensive analytical data to the local manufacturing execution system (MES) host.
Tom Thieme, LayTec’s director of marketing and sales said: ”LayTec is honoured that a global leading company as CNBM, with global recognition of manufacturing front glass solar panels, is choosing LayTec’s advanced inspection systems to deliver highest quality made in China. This decision supports the ongoing transition to move from quantity to manufacture sustainable PV cell quality. Process knowledge is here the key to success.”
Michael Harr, CEO of CTF Solar said: ”CNBM has the highest demands on quality and yield for our new CdS/CdTe fab in Chengdu. The best process knowledge and deviation awareness at the earliest stage is a fundamental key stone for sustainable PV cell production and world leading quality. LayTec’s market leading technology for in-line inspection is essential for our high demands on quality and yield.”