Steven Chu looks at direct wafer processing
Steven Chu got a private presentation of 1366's Direct Wafer technology where a furnace heats raw silicon and "freezes" it into a single wafer. That wafer can then be processed by solar manufacturers to make a solar cell, several of which make up a solar module, or panel. The traditional method of making wafers involves sawing them from large ingots, a process in which a significant amount of silicon is lost.
December 2, 2010 2:56 PM PST
Photo by: 1366 Technologies
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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