Applied Materials launched its new Applied Baccini® Pegaso™ solar cell manufacturing platform today. The Pegaso system represents the new state of the art in solar cell manufacturing and will help to drive the solar industry into the future.
But that’s not why I’m posting this video. I’m posting it because the Pegaso system is one of the most elegant pieces of machinery I’ve ever seen.
Professor Devang V. Khakhar, Director at IIT Bombay formed an advisory committee comprising of eminent members from both academia and industry, to oversee the center’s direction. Dr. Madhusudan Atre, president of Applied Materials in India was recently appointed as a member of this prestigious committee.
Applied Materials’ Baccini screen printers are the solar industry’s long-time standard for low-cost, high-volume deposition of metal contacts on solar cells. But do not imagine that this long history represents the end of the road. In fact new advances in screen printing are major contributors to the solar industry’s ongoing reductions in solar cell processing costs.