Front-End R&D Support Team

The Front-End R&D Support Team provides baseline processing services in the areas of wet-chemical treatments (cleaning, etching, texturing) and thermal treatments (diffusion, oxidation) of silicon wafers. Both multicrystalline and monocrystalline silicon wafers are processed with state-of-the-art equipment featuring industrial wafer throughput rates. In particular, the team puts thrust on the development of cost-effective high-efficiency p-type monocrystalline PERC solar cells that are suitable for high-volume manufacturing in industry. The team is also developing industrially relevant techno-economic cost models to calculate the break-even $/Wp costs of cell and module manufacturing.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Prabir Kanti BASU
Head, Front-End R&D Support Team