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InnoLas installs laser scribers at 100 MW Korean CIGS plant

The current installations are a further step in the successful roll-out of the firm's laser scriber systems for CIGS thin film solar cells and other semiconductors such as cadmium telluride
German company InnoLas Systems recently installed its pioneering P1, P2 and P3 laser scribers at a 100 MW CIGS fab in Korea.

Impala laser processing system for thin-film solar modules

This innovative laser technology for P2 scribing of thin film solar cells is suited for use on the structures of CIGS semiconductors and has so far been delivered to four different customers. These laser patterning tools support 250 MW production volume globally.

InnoLas CEO Richard Grundmüller says, "The current installations are a further step in the successful roll-out of our laser scriber systems for thin film solar cells. Not only for the processing of CIGS but also for other semiconductors, e.g. CdTe cells, the InnoLas laser systems have become must-have production tools. Up to September this year we have already developed, built and installed P1, P2 and P3 scribing systems for a fab capacity of 300 MW.”

InnoLas also offers advanced laser systems for R&D applications.

The company has received an order for a multi-functional laser tool, tailor-made for the rigorous requirements in modern photovoltaic development labs. This system can process any individual pattern either from the film side or from the glass side with multiple wavelengths.

All layers (P1, P2 and P3) can be laser scribed, and the processing side and process parameters are selected through simple menu commands. Mechanical scribing (P2, P3) is available on the same system. Highlights include integrated In-situ metrology, giving 100 percent control over scribe performance and enabling the user to optimise process parameters on the fly.

The firm will be showcasing its products at the EU PVSEC trade show at stand 3.0/G17b, Frankfurt a. M., Germany, between September 24th and 28th.


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