Method of Producing a Flexible Photovoltaic Cell Using a Flexible Polymer-fixture Laminate
A roll-to-roll manufacturing process for producing flexible, thin-film photovoltaic cells includes a flexible manufacturing fixture to transport a superstrate layer between successive processing stations. The processing stations apply functional layers of the photovoltaic cell in succession while the flexible fixture absorbs the loads imparted by the manufacturing process to prevent delamination of the built up cell layers. The superstrate is releasably retained onto the fixture. The fixture is further configured to impart performance characteristics onto the superstrate layer.
COMPAAN ALVIN D [US]; WIELAND KRISTOPHER [US]; ZELLER RYAN [US]
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