Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Beneq joins EU project to develop roll-to-roll solar panels

Abstract:
Beneq, Finnish supplier of thin film coating equipment, has joined R2R-CIGS, a high-profile photovoltaics project financed by the European Commission through its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The primary goal of the ambitious project is to scale-up innovative laboratory processes to meet production requirements of flexible solar modules. In short, these processes need to be adapted to roll-to-roll production while ensuring reliability, high throughput and low cost.

Beneq joins EU project to develop roll-to-roll solar panels

Finland | Posted on August 31st, 2012

Says Beneq CEO, Mr Sampo Ahonen: "Beneq sees great potential in continuous production technologies, both in relation to the economy of production and the quality of the end-product. This is why we are putting down a lot of time and effort in bringing our thin film coating technologies, both aerosol coating and atomic layer deposition (ALD), to the service of the industries we address".



Beneq is a leading authority in ALD roll-to-roll technology, having launched the first commercial research platform for spatial ALD, the TFS 200R, in 2009 and the first true roll-to-roll system for wide flexible substrates, the WCS 500, in June 2011. The WCS 500 is especially designed for production scale-up and pilot manufacturing.



R2R-CIGS, which began in April 2012 and will continue into 2015, intends to establish pilot lines for production of flexible solar panels. In all, the project is going to be of paramount importance in enabling wider application and lower costs of solar photovoltaics. The project consortium includes, in addition to Beneq, EMPA, Flisom, ZSW, Isovoltaic, SoLayTec, Mondragon Assembly, Manz CIGS Technology and CPI, and is co-ordinated by TNO. Financing has been secured from the EC's joint ENERGY- NMP 2011 programme.

####

About Beneq Oy
Beneq Oy, based in Finland, is a supplier of equipment and coating technology for global markets. Beneq turns innovations into success by developing applications and equipment for cleantech and renewable energy fields, especially in glass, solar and emerging thin film markets. Coating applications include optics, barriers and passivation layers, as well as energy generation and conservation. Beneq also offers complete coating services. The coating applications of Beneq are based on two enabling nanotechnology platforms: Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and aerosol coating (nHALO® and nAERO®).

Beneq, nHALO and nAERO are registered trademarks of Beneq Oy.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Mr Sampo Ahonen, CEO, Beneq Oy
Tel: +358 40 520 1090
sampo.ahonen(at)beneq.com

Copyright © Beneq Oy

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 Links

R2R-CIGS project homepage:

Related News Press

News and information

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 30, 2019 July 17th, 2019

Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics July 16th, 2019

Caught in the act: Images capture molecular motions in real time July 15th, 2019

NUS ‘smart’ textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times: Metamaterials are incorporated into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between electronic devices, allowing for new applications July 15th, 2019

Thin films

A new way of making complex structures in thin films: Self-assembling materials can form patterns that might be useful in optical devices July 5th, 2019

Small currents for big gains in spintronics: A new low-power magnetic switching component could aid spintronic devices June 14th, 2019

New interaction between thin film magnets discovered: Physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz lay the foundations for new three-dimensional spin structures June 7th, 2019

Quantum information gets a boost from thin-film breakthrough: Method opens new path to all-optical quantum computers, other technologies May 31st, 2019

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Caught in the act: Images capture molecular motions in real time July 15th, 2019

An 'EpiPen' for spinal cord injuries July 12th, 2019

The best of both worlds: how to solve real problems on modern quantum computers July 12th, 2019

What happens when you explode a chemical bond? Attosecond laser technique yields movies of chemical bond dissociation July 12th, 2019

Announcements

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 30, 2019 July 17th, 2019

Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics July 16th, 2019

Caught in the act: Images capture molecular motions in real time July 15th, 2019

NUS ‘smart’ textiles boost connectivity between wearable sensors by 1,000 times: Metamaterials are incorporated into conventional clothing to dramatically improve signal strength between electronic devices, allowing for new applications July 15th, 2019

Tools

Nanometrics to Announce Second Quarter Financial Results on July 30, 2019 July 17th, 2019

Caught in the act: Images capture molecular motions in real time July 15th, 2019

Nanotechnology delivers hepatitis B vaccine: X-ray imaging shows that nanostructured silica acts as a protective vehicle to deliver intact antigen to the intestine so that it can trigger an immune response. The material can give rise to a polyvaccine against six diseases July 12th, 2019

Engineers revolutionize molecular microscopy: Single molecules measure electrical potentials July 12th, 2019

Energy

Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics July 16th, 2019

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output: Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit July 5th, 2019

Black (nano)gold combat climate change July 5th, 2019

Researchers unveil how soft materials react to deformation at molecular level June 24th, 2019

Solar/Photovoltaic

Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics July 16th, 2019

Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output: Method for collecting two electrons from each photon could break through theoretical solar-cell efficiency limit July 5th, 2019

Black (nano)gold combat climate change July 5th, 2019

Next-gen solar cells spin in new direction: Phosphorene shows efficiency promise June 21st, 2019

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



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project