Flexible Solar Technologies, Market and our Positioning
Thin film solar products can be produced for example as flexible solar panels without glass. This brings lightweight and products which enable new applications for power harvesting with a huge potential for new market fields like BIPV (building integrated photovoltaic), outdoor products, public transport systems, etc.
Our innovative and unique automation technology enables you already today to convert thin film or organic solar materials, like CIGS, a-SI, organic photovoltaic or any other flexible absorber material, to flexible solar panels or any other solar products.
Photovoltaic Technology Overview:
Innovative & unique manufacturing solutions provided by Mühlbauer.
Mühlbauer's modular reel-to-reel automation solutions cover all processes for manufacturing of finished solar products like flexible solar cells, solar panels or others. The input is usually loaded as pre-manufactured solar absorber material. The reel–to–reel manufacturing of flexible thin film solar products effects significant cost savings and increases the manufacturing flexibility.
Manufacturing solutions for flexible solar products from Mühlbauer.
We deliver reel-to-reel equipment for back-end processes and provide know-how transfer, which is based on our long time experience in developing automation solutions for the Smart Card, Smart Label, Semiconductor Backend and industrial imaging industry.
Process units of reel-to-reel equipment:
Mechanical scribe unit
Mechanical scribe line in ClGS Solar material
Mechanical scribe line + laser scribe line (pulsed picosecond laser) in GlGS Solar material
Screen printing and thermal curing of solar cell front contacts
Singulation of solar cells with punch/die-cut tool
Test of solar cells with sun simulator tool
Solar tape unwinder incl. tape tension control