Solar cells

Solar Cell Production of SolarWorld AG

Solar cell

The basic element in solar modules

The wafers are further processed to solar cells in the third production step. They form the basic element of the resulting solar modules. The cells already possess all of the technical attributes necessary to generate electricity from sunlight. Positive and negative charge carriers are released in the cells through light radiation causing electrical current (direct current) to flow.

The Cell division is part of SolarWorld subsidiaries SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbHSolarWorld Industries Thüringen GmbH and SolarWorld Industries America LP. Here, solar cells are produced from the preliminary product, the solar silicon wafer. The group manufactures both monocrystalline as well as polycrystalline solar cells.

The monocrystalline as well as polycrystalline solar cells are produced around the clock in one of the most advanced solar cell production facilities. The wafers are produced in the clean rooms of the SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH using the most cutting edge process facilities with the highest level of automation.

Through the fully integrated production concept, it is possible to flexibly control the use of all auxiliary materials necessary for production and to continuously optimize material utilization during operation. This concept allows us to assure the unique quality standard of our solar cells and simultaneously reduce the loss rate compared to conventional processes. This not only lowers production costs, it adds to the expertise in the solar cell production for the SolarWorld Group.