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Ribbon-Growth-on-Substrate : progress in high-speed crystalline silicon wafer manufacturing
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ECN Solar Energy 1-7-2002
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ECN-RX--02-023 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, New Orleans, USA, 20-24 mei 2002.

The Ribbon-Growth-on-Substrate (RGS) silicon wafer manufacturing technologyis the most promising high-speed wafer production technique under development at the moment. It has the promise to lead to a manufacturing technology, which allows silicon wafer manufacturing at the 25 MWp/a to 50 MWpla level. A future development of this technology in the areas, RGS machine prototyping, wafer quality improvement and solar cell process optimization should lead to a commercialization of this technology in 2005. In the following a status of the RGS technology today and the most probable road ahead is outlined.

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