Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > White Paper ``Using Water Vapor to Improve Photovoltaic Performance and Reduce Cost'' Now Available from RASIRC

Abstract:
Visit RASIRC at the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference in Hall 20 Booth F47

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference
Hall 20, Booth F47

White Paper ``Using Water Vapor to Improve Photovoltaic Performance and Reduce Cost'' Now Available from RASIRC

San Diego, CA | Posted on August 15th, 2007

RASIRC™, the Steam Purification Company, announces the availability of the white paper, Using Water Vapor to Improve Photovoltaic Performance and Reduce Cost, by Jeffrey Spiegelman. The paper can be accessed at: http://www.rasirc.com/resources/whitepapers/whitepaper_solar.pdf . The paper describes uses for water vapor during the fabrication of photovoltaic (PV) cells. Focused on improvements from water vapor, the paper surveys internal reports and third party published data related to lowered cost through thinner substrates and improved efficiency by reduction in recombination losses.

Leading edge PV cell manufacturers are improving cell efficiencies by adding water vapor to grow backside thick oxide films, adding SiO2 interface layers, and annealing interface layers to reduce grain boundary defects. The paper cites data which concludes that High Temperature Steam Annealing (HSA) generates the best carrier lifetimes with a very short annealing cycle time. The authors state that HSA can both improve performance and eliminate hydrogen and the plasma damage required with older technologies.

"The photovoltaic industry is increasing efficiency and reducing cost through reduced silicon content and improved cell design," said Jeffrey Spiegelman, president and founder of RASIRC. "To make this happen, new materials and process steps need to be introduced to the manufacturing process. These processes require the use of water vapor during PV cell fabrication. Ultra pure water vapor, produced by RASIRC steamers, is the only purified steam available today. They deliver safety, low cost of purchase and ownership, ease-of-use, and high flow capability. Using these products, process engineers have achieved increased growth rate, process uniformity, and contamination/particle-free films."

####

About RASIRC™
RASIRC products purify and deliver ultra pure liquids and gases. RASIRC technology is the first to generate ultra high purity (UHP) steam from de-ionized water. It reduces cost, improves yield, and improves safety. UHP steam has many applications in the semiconductor industry, nanotechnology, photovoltaic manufacturing and related industries. Call 858-259-1220, e-mail , or visit http://www.rasirc.com .

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
RASIRC
Jeffrey Spiegelman, 858-259-1220
Fax: 858-259-0123

www.rasirc.com
or
A R Marketing, Inc
Andrea Roberts, 858-451-8666

Copyright © Business Wire 2007

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Announcements

Leti IEDM 2016 Paper Clarifies Correlation between Endurance, Window Margin and Retention in RRAM for First Time: Paper Presented at IEDM 2016 Offers Ways to Reconcile High-cycling Requirements and Instability at High Temperatures in Resistive RAM December 6th, 2016

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: 3D solutions to energy savings in silicon power transistors December 6th, 2016

Physicists decipher electronic properties of materials in work that may change transistors December 6th, 2016

Infrared instrumentation leader secures exclusive use of Vantablack coating December 5th, 2016

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Tokyo Institute of Technology research: 3D solutions to energy savings in silicon power transistors December 6th, 2016

Physicists decipher electronic properties of materials in work that may change transistors December 6th, 2016

Fast, efficient sperm tails inspire nanobiotechnology December 5th, 2016

Journal Nanotechnology Progress International (JONPI) Volume 6, issue 2 coming out soon! December 5th, 2016

Energy

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells December 2nd, 2016

Deep insights from surface reactions: Researchers use Stampede supercomputer to study new chemical sensing methods, desalination and bacterial energy production December 2nd, 2016

Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells December 1st, 2016

Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells: Researchers combine quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient, green solar cells November 30th, 2016

Events/Classes

IEDM: Leti CEO Marie Semeria to Give Opening-day Keynote on Impact of ‘Hyperconnectivity’ and IoT: Speech to Portray Key Role Nonprofit Research and Technology Organizations Play in Making Technology More Efficient and Ensuring Safety and Security November 29th, 2016

Leti and Grenoble Partners Demonstrate World’s 1st Qubit Device Fabricated in CMOS Process: Paper by Leti, Inac and University of Grenoble Alpes Published in Nature Communications November 28th, 2016

Cutting-edge nanotechnologies are breaking into industries November 18th, 2016

IEDM: CEO Marie Semeria to Deliver Opening Day Keynote at IEDM 2016; Institute to Present 13 Papers November 17th, 2016

Solar/Photovoltaic

Research Study: MetaSOLTM Shatters Solar Panel Efficiency Forecasts with Innovative New Coating: Coating Provides 1.2 Percent Absolute Enhancement to Triple Junction Solar Cells December 2nd, 2016

Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells December 1st, 2016

Physics, photosynthesis and solar cells: Researchers combine quantum physics and photosynthesis to make discovery that could lead to highly efficient, green solar cells November 30th, 2016

'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing November 15th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project