tandemPV Workshop 2024

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Borealis is a global leader in advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, we’re also a frontrunner in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. At the core of our business is a commitment to innovation. Drawing on decades of experience and a wealth of expertise, we are continually updating our portfolios to meet the evolving needs of our value chain partners. Whether you’re in consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, or mobility, our specialized material solutions will support you to create market-leading products that propel your industry forward.

EERA-PV is one of the joint programs of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) focusing on photovoltaic solar energy. EERA-PV's objective is to accelerate the development of photovoltaic solar energy in order to help reach the European climate goals via joint programming, sharing of infrastructures, and alignment of activities by the key PV research institutes in Europe.

Founded in 1999, First Solar is a leading American solar technology company and global provider of responsibly produced eco-efficient solar modules advancing the fight against climate change. The company is unique among the world’s ten largest solar manufacturers for being the only US-headquartered company and not manufacturing in China. First Solar’s advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules represent the next generation of solar technologies, providing a competitive, high-performance, lower-carbon alternative to conventional crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV panels.

nTact is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, integration, sale and service of advanced, high-precision slot die deposition (coating) systems and integrated process solutions for the display, microelectronics, alternative energy, and other thin-film dependent industries. The company enjoys worldwide recognition as a pioneer in the development of fluid handling and slot die coating equipment for a wide range of high technology applications, and is the inventor of the extrusion or “spinless” coating, a slot die based technology that has become the standard deposition method for the flat panel display (FPD) industry.

nTact was founded in Dallas, Texas, and was initially focused on the development of an innovative and proprietary dual-stage pump for dispensing high purity polymers. The Company successfully introduced a line of patented fluid handling products, delivering these products worldwide to major semiconductor manufacturers. In the early 1990s, using its proven dispense technology as a foundation, nTact began the development of its Slot Die coating (extrusion coating) technology, identifying it at the time as “FAS-Coat,” for thin film microelectronics applications. The development work of this slot die based coating technology occurred in the early stages of the FPD industry and eventually became the de facto standard for large area processing and LCD manufacturing.

nTact’s proprietary coating technology has made it possible for a single technology platform to provide the essential coating / deposition operations in key markets such as Flat Panel Display (including LCD, OLED, PLED, Flexible, and Touch Screen), Solid State Lighting (OLED / PLED), Photovoltaic (Organic PV, CIGS, CdTe and other thin film applications), RFID, ICC, Semiconductor, and others including biomedical and fuel cells.

In Europe nTact is represented by JP Kummer Semiconductor Technology GmbH.  JPK is the contact for all application, commercial and after sales request.

Smart Solar Technologies was established in 2009, headquartered in Istanbul. Smart Solar Technologies holds a prominent position as one of Turkey's leading solar energy companies, playing a pivotal role in the sector. By offering a wide range of solar energy solutions, the company promotes the transition to sustainable and renewable energy sources with a focus on solar panels, project design, installation and maintenance services. Through the collaboration of innovative technologies and industry-leading experts, the company consistently advances in the solar energy sector, supporting environmental sustainability. Company porfolio has 2.9 GW solar module production capacity; 1000+ MW solar power plants engineering, procurement and construction experiences.

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Shanghai DataMaker Technology Co., Ltd. specializes in producing slot die coaters, which serve in the research fields of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells, perovskite solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, OLEDs, fuel cells, and others. The company has been cultivating in the high-end instrument and equipment industry focusing on coating machines for 18 years. The high-precision slot die coaters offered by the company have undergone continuous iterative updates and are now in their fifth generation. They boast advantages such as fast coating speed, good coating uniformity, and excellent repeatability. The classic product lines include small-scale desktop laboratory slot die coaters, medium-sized floor-standing slot die coaters, and large-scale production line slot die coaters.

Founded in 2009, Enlitech is a scientific instrument manufacturer providing precise measurement solutions in the PV field. Core technologies include artificial light source and spectrum analysis technique. We provide a complete product line for PV researches with complete measurement solutions. Among them, are the specially designed A++ level adjustable spectrum solar simulator and the high accuracy EQE measurement system especially specialized in the characterization and measurement of tandem solar cells. Our team of PV expertise can provide comprehensive technical support to fulfil customized needs and be your best partner of PV research and development.

Fluxim AG specializes in advanced simulation software and precision measurement hardware for OLEDs, displays, solar cells, and lighting research. Supporting both academic and industrial sectors globally, Fluxim's innovative tools like Setfos and Laoss enable detailed simulation of LED and solar cell mechanisms, including light management and charge dynamics. Additionally, our comprehensive hardware solutions—Paios, Phelos, Litos, and Litos Lite—provide essential capabilities for the characterization and analysis of photovoltaic and display technologies. By offering these sophisticated tools, Fluxim AG is dedicated to advancing the research and development of next-generation semiconductor devices, contributing to the global efforts in sustainable technology advancement.

LayTec, founded 1999 in Berlin, is a major provider of in-situ and in-line optical metrology for thin-film processes. LayTec‘s InspiRe metrology system monitors all relevant perovskite formation processes (spin-coating, annealing, PVD, slot-die-coating) in-situ by reflectance spectroscopy. Ideally, it can be complemented by LayTec‘s spectral or time-resolved photoluminescence metrology system PearL, which can be applied in-situ or in-line. Both systems can also be used for monitoring degradation. 

Born as a spinoff of the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE) of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Solertix is now a European hub for research and innovation. It’s a deep-tech innovation centre specialising in the technological development of third-generation perovskite photovoltaic cells and their upscaling for industrial applications.

WAVELABS Solar Metrology Systems GmbH was founded in September 2011 by Jörn Suthues, Dr. Thankmar Wagner and Dr. Torsten Brammer. Over the next decade, WAVELABS went from start-up to global leader for LED solar simulators. Today, major PV manufacturers, influential research institutions and universities around the globe entrust innovative metrology systems from WAVELABS with analyzing solar cells and modules for their production and research. The company’s vision is to make the world a better place by helping to achieve a 100 percent renewable energy supply.