PHOTON's Thin-Film Production Equipment Conference: How to lower module manufacturing cost

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While demand for PV systems has never been as high as it is today, thinfilm module producers face a challenging business environment - as shown by the recent bankruptcy filing of Germanybased Sunfilm AG. In order to compete with lowcost crystallinesilicon module manufacturers, thinfilm companies not only need to produce at the highest possible efficiencies, yields and uptimes, but they also need to expand quickly to the next level.

At PHOTON's 5th PV Production Equipment Conference (Part 2 - Thin Film), held in Stuttgart, Germany on April 29, experts will discuss the financial aspects of thinfilm production and companies will present the latest in processing materials and equipment needed to produce thinfilm modules - from amorphous and micromorph silicon to copperindiumdiselenide (CIS) and cadmiumtelluride (CdTe) panels.

The conference will provide an overview of:

- Absorbers: Recent developments in research and machines for depositing absorber layers on thinfilm modules (silicon, CdTe and CIS)
- Substrates and TCOs : Glass and flexible module substrates as well as metal contacts
- Automation and factory planning: Facility and line designs for highquality production
- Case studies: Promising new thinfilm manufacturers will present their approaches to lowcost thinfilm module manufacturing (e.g. Uni Solar, Solar Frontier, T-Solar)

To see the conference agenda, please go to:

Who should attend:

PHOTON's 5th PV Production Equipment Conference (Part 2 - Thin Film) addresses executives and technology experts from thinfilm module manufacturing companies and research institutes, as well as representatives from other industries looking into setting up thinfilm module production.


For registration, please go to: Registration for PHOTON's 5th PV Production Equipment Conference (Part 2 - Thin Film) includes conference entry on April 29, food and beverages during the event, conference documentation, as well as access to the event party on April 28. The registration fee is 480 euros (PHOTON International subscribers pay just 430 euros). All prices are before taxes.

Further events:

The 5th PV Production Equipment Conference (Part 2 - Thin Film) on April 29 is one of a series of six conferences (Solar Silicon, PV Inverters, PV Investors, c-Si Production Equipment, Thin-Film Production Equipment, Solar Electric Utility). A 10percent discount applies when purchasing tickets for three or more conferences. All prices are before taxes.

The 5th PV Production Equipment Conference (Part 2 - Thin Film) will be held in conjunction with PHOTON's Photovoltaic Technology Show 2010 Europe, a trade fair for companies offering manufacturing equipment, material needed for producing solar silicon, ingots, wafers, cells and solar modules, final products all along the value chain, and BOS components (

I look forward to seeing you at PHOTON's 5th PV Production Equipment Conference (Part 2 - Thin Film) in Stuttgart.
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