- Nano and Microelectronics
- Advanced Manufacturing
Sunplugged has developed a novel interconnection scheme that fosters advancements in laser scribing and additive manufacturing for film-based photovoltaics.
The so-called Monoscribe interconnection exploits the advantages of a deferred serial interconnection of film-based solar cells. Within the pilot project, the TC Fraunhofer IPA designed and developed the printing framework that was urgently needed to upscale the interconnection technology, while the collaboration with the INL provided insights into potential causes for performance losses in the printed interconnection.
Key success factors
The project had the full support of the involved TCs, with engineers and researchers motivated to help the SME solve the technical challenge.
The cooperation and the whole project helped the SME to learn and expand its expertise in additive manufacturing. Furthermore, the project gave insights into potential performance losses that occur when applying the printed interconnection.