Thin Film Photovoltaic

Thin film PV module manufacturer have to adress highest quality in contact and absorber layer deposition. These processes are mainly driven by physical vapour deposition (PVD) and heating cycles close to glass softening point. To ensure highest efficiency in solar module at lowest manufacturing cost following processes have to be monitored:

  • Back contact
  • Front contact
  • Electrodes
  • Buffer or seed layer


  • Sheet resistance
  • Conductivity
  • Thickness
  • Homogeneity
  • Permeability


  • Deposition process control
  • Heating process control
  • Quality control
  • Final inspection


  • Glass
  • Plastic film


  • S2S
  • R2R


  • In-vacuo and ex-vacuo
  • In-situ and ex-situ
  • Inline and offline


  • CdTe
  • CIGS
  • Perovskite
  • Organic (OPV)
  • Tandem

For characterization of deposition processes in thin film photovoltaic SURAGUS refers to the following products:


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