Processing Magazine

Direct Liquid Injection Vaporizers for High-Efficiency, Cost-effective Photovoltaic Manufacturing

January 23, 2012

Photovoltaic manufacturers work with expensive and challenging liquid chemistries every day in order to manufacture state-of-the-art solutions for the solar industry. So, it''s imperative that PV developers harness the most reliable and cost-efficient technology during the manufacturing process to produce modules of the highest quality at the lowest cost. One way PV companies can improve their operations is to optimize the liquid chemical-to-vapor, or ''vaporizer'', sub-system in manufacturing lines that utilize vaporized liquid precursors. Manufacturers use vaporizer technology in processes that chemically deposit layers, such as in the production of thin-film modules or creating a transparent conducting oxide layer.