BudaSolar enters R&D co-operation with Bangkok Solar
On the basis of the already running R&D project of BudaSolar Technologies Co. Ltd., called TFSOLAR2, the company has entered a new R&D co-operation with Bangkok Solar Co. The main goal of the co-operation is to develop high-quality microcrystalline Silicon deposition technique. After detailed discussion of the development concept, both sides believe that BudaSolar’s batch-type solution proven for amorphous Silicon can be efficiently adapted for the microcrystalline technology as well.
“The results of the preliminary experiments we made for confirmation of the development concept are really promising” said Dr. István Krafcsik, CTO of BudaSolar, who played key role in the production and installation of almost every production line of Bangkok Solar working together over many years.
As the batch process proved to be the most cost-efficient solution by the amorphous Silicon technology, the expectation is that the new microcrystalline solution will also be strongly competitive on the market.
“Under current market conditions, increasing the efficiency of our modules is a crucial point” said Mr. Sompong Nakornsri, CEO of Bangkok Solar. “We share the opinion of BudaSolar that the microcrystalline concept is the optimal choice to achieve the desired efficiency increase while maintaining the existing cost advantage of the batch-type process.”
In hope of achieving a breakthrough by the common development project, parties have signed the medium term co-operation agreement.
Bangkok Solar, or BSC, is a subsidiary of Bangkok Cable seated in Thailand. BSC is the leading industrial amorphous Silicon thin film manufacturer having 50MW production capacities installed and planning the expansion to 100MW in 2010. Uniquely on the market, BSC has reached 7% efficiency at industrial scale using the amorphous Silicon technology.