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Thermal process performance and Photovoltaic Industry

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As Photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing methods continue to evolve, achieving superior thermal process performance remains a common theme. There is often excessive variation in temperature due to: 

  • system hysteresis 
  • poor recovery response 
  • sensor location error 
  • heat source non-uniformity

Temperature variation can lead to a myriad of problems for Photovoltaic cells and modules including warped or broken substrates, inconsistent layer thickness during deposition, poor penetration during diffusion or incomplete chemical reactions. All of these issues can lead to increased takt times, lower yields and increased cost per module.

When it comes to Photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing, Watlow can provide the thermal engineering know-how combined with a complete suite of thermal products to solve your most demanding applications.

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