Eco-Solar Factory - 40%plus eco-efficiency gains in the photovoltaic value chain with minimised resource and energy consumption by closed loop systems

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Eco-Solar Factory - 40%plus eco-efficiency gains in the photovoltaic value chain with minimised resource and energy consumption by closed loop systems

Advanced manufacturing processes

General description
The efficiency and sustainability of both the manufacturing of actual and future products is still very much determined by the processes that shape and assemble the components of these products. Innovative products and advanced materials (including nano-materials) are emerging but are not yet developing to their full advantage since robust manufacturing methods to deliver these products and materials are not developed for large scale. Research is needed to ensure that novel manufacturing processes can efficiently exploit the potential of novel products for a wide range of applications.

Specifics for Project Eco-Solar | Eco-Solar Factory - 40%plus eco-efficiency gains in the photovoltaic value chain with minimised resource and energy consumption by closed loop systems

Description In WP2 Garbo will recover Si-kerf-loss during wafering, and with SINTEF work on potential reuse applications, like as Si-feedstock in crystallisation processes, or as resource in crucible manufacturing
 Report on advanced metallisation scheme Result title Report on advanced metallisation scheme
 Modules from recovered components Result description Two stages: (i) after manufacturing, (ii) after degradation tests
 Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon title Advanced manufacturing processes Taxon description Research is needed to ensure that novel manufacturing processes can efficiently exploit the potential of novel products for a wide range of applications.