Thin-Film Solar Modules

The comprehensive product portfolio for manufacturing thin-film solar modules from Manz sets international standards for increased efficiency while lowering production costs.

Thin-Film Solar Modules

In contrast to crystalline solar technology, in thin-film solar technology the semiconductor is deposited on a glass substrate. This technology is named for the fact that the conductive layer is about 90 times thinner than in crystalline technology.

Manz AG named its concept for the full range of services for efficient thin-film solar module manufacturing the “Total Fab Solution”. Based on many years of experience in developing and implementing automation for entire plants in the display industry, Manz offers a broad product portfolio for glass handling, storage and buffering of glasses, as well as for conveyor lines.

As the world’s market leader in laser structuring systems, Manz offers important products, such as equipment for laser structuring (P1, P2 and P3), laser edge stripping for all current thin-film systems (aSi, aSi/μcSi, CI(G)S and CdTe) and for laser cutting and laser drilling of glass substrates. Wet chemical equipment for cleaning or pre-etching the TCO layer round out our scope of services.