'Just Clean Enough': Wet Cleaning for Solar Cell Manufacturing Applications
The cumulative installed solar power generation has been rising exponentially over the past decade. This has lead to a concomitant rise in production capabilities, leading eventually to excess production capabilities and rapid price declines per unit. In order to compete with the standard electricity generation the cost of solar panel production and installation needs to decrease even further. At the same time the solar panel and cell makers need to be able to keep a healthy margin. A crucial element in this exercise is a close control on the Cost of Ownership (CoO) of a solar cell / panel fabrication site.
Paul Mertens, Marc Meuris and Marc Heyns
K. Wostyn et al., "'Just Clean Enough': Wet Cleaning for Solar Cell Manufacturing Applications", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 195, pp. 293-296, 2013