Winter Issue 20121 February, 2012
SPOTLIGHT: Solar Manufacturing
Solar electricity generation is playing an increasingly important role in the global move toward more environmentally friendly energy sources. With photovoltaic (PV) devices being the fundamental building blocks in the solar revolution, achieving high-quality, high-volume PV manufacturing is a key element for success. Deploying process control systems and strategies throughout the solar fab line is essential for helping solar cell manufacturers improve efficiency, yield, and thus, overall profitability.