In this pv magazine Webinar produced in partnership with 3D-Micromac, the German equipment supplier introduces its Thermal Laser Separation process, which breaks the cell using an innovative laser heating / water cooling process that promises to leave a clean edge with no microcracks. Thomas Kießling, Senior Product Expert at 3D-Micromac will take us through the fundamentals of the process, and its advantages both technological and economic.
We’ll then take a deeper dive into the technology with Fraunhofer ISE’s Puzant Baliozian, who will present the institute’s latest results from cells cut using the TLS process, and a comparison with the conventional scribe and break processes.
Finally, we hear from French module manufacturer Voltec Solar, which has implemented the TLS tools in its production lines. Thomas Regrettier, Voltec’s R&D Manager, shares his experience of running the process at scale, at the advantages to be found in the end product.