Rapid Fabrication of CIGS Solar Cells by the FASST(R) Printing Process (Printed Electronics USA 2008)

Dr Louay Eldada, CTO
HelioVolt Corporation, United States
 
Dec 04, 2008.

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Presentation Summary

  • CIGS offers some inherent cost advantages in thin film solar cells (e.g., high efficiency, low energy needs), and some technology-dependent cost advantages (e.g., monolithic integration, rapid printing)
  • CIGS films printed with HelioVolt's FASST(R) process have high quality grain structure and produce high performance solar cells
  • FASST(R) printing, especially combined with the use of liquid precursors, provides a long-term technology-based cost advantage

Speaker Biography (Louay Eldada)

Louay Eldada is the CTO of HelioVolt Corporation, where he leads the development of printed solar products. He joined HelioVolt from DuPont, where he served as CTO of the optoelectronics business. Prior to DuPont, he founded and managed Telephotonics, which was acquired by DuPont. He previously worked at Honeywell, where he started the optoelectronics business and directed its R&D arm. The group was acquired by Corning, where he continued to manage technical development. He has 200 publications, organized or presented at 230 conferences, garnered 43 technical awards and has 39 patents. He holds a Ph.D. in optoelectronics from Columbia University.

Company Profile (HelioVolt)

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HelioVolt Corporation was founded in 2001 in order to develop and market new technology for applying thin-film photovoltaic coatings to a variety of substrates including conventional construction materials. The company's proprietary FASST™ process, based on rapid semiconductor printing, was invented by HelioVolt founder Dr. B.J. Stanbery, an eminent expert within the international PV community in the materials science of CIGS and related compound semiconductors. FASST™ is a low-cost, flexible manufacturing process for CIGS synthesis and is protected by both eight issued US patents and by global patents pending.
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