Laser applications for photovoltaic cells

The conversion of solar power to electrical energy is one of the fastest growing renewable energy sources and laser processing systems offers a broad range of laser processes uniquely matched to the manufacture of photovoltaic cells. Laser processing systems deliver the versatility and precision needed to process new substrates with the repeatability and efficiency needed to maintain high yields and production throughput speeds.


Beyond the precision cutting and scribing laser systems can be used to heat materials beyond their melting point very quickly and can cause changes in the material property as the material rapidly cools to a solid form. The rapid changes can alter thermal/electrical properties to improve conductivity, or cause changes that can improve solar absorption.