R2R start-up solar laboratory
Develop new and scalable technology from scratch
infinityPV knows about scaling and setting up laboratories, we know the long strides needed from the idea to a device prototype based on a new material, we know how important it is to include scaling and manufacturing constraints already while researching to enable fast take-up and realisation of your new technology in prototypes and even products. The R2R start-up solar laboratory comprises everything you need to go from material to tested and packaged device. We install at your site and show you how to make OPV and perovskite devices and how to IV-test, lifetime test and image your device using LBIC for accurately finding the active area allowing for efficiency determination. The R2R start-up solar laboratory includes all in the package, R2R coater (the TR2RC or the miniR2R), Solar simulator (ISOSun), laser imaging (Basic LBIC), substrate, electrodes, active inks, and encapsulation materials.
Laboratory Roll-to-roll machines
Whether you choose the larger TR2RC that is suited for laboratory preparation of single devices and modules and for small prototype series and technology proof of concept, or you choose the miniR2R which is suited for single device preparation in a physical characterisation setup such as a synchrotron, optical characterisation where the device formation can be studied in detail. This is excellent for preparing working devices based on protocols that can be reproduced at a remote location during studies at i.e. an X-ray synchrotron.
The TR2RC is a mobile (on wheels) desktop sized R2R coating and printing machine. It is constructed in durable stainless steel and aluminium and will outlast any working environment. Web widths of up to 152 mm can be handled (practical printing/coating width is 100 mm). Optionally web lengths of up to 100 m can be handled (depending on substrate thickness) and optional equipment include surface plasma/corona treatment, UV-curing unit, tension control for unwinder/rewinder, hot air oven). Web speeds can be up to 5 m/min (depending on drying). The TR2RC bridges the entire gap from small devices to serially produced small prototype modules. All this comes with a very small laboratory footprint. All you need is point ventilation, a walk in fume cupboard or our optional extraction cabinet on top.
ISOSun Solar Simulator
The ISOSun solar simulator provides homogenous light simulation over large area with easy implementation of filters, neutral density filters, cooling and wiring. The ISOSun solar simulator enables reproducable testing of large PV devices up to 30 x 30 cm2. The large experimental compartment with ventilation fans enables good access with easy wire routing for external measurement devices. An integrated temperature sensor and photo diode provide instant data acquisition and make adjustments possible.
Light beam induced current (LBIC) enables fast high resolution mapping of the photovoltaic response of solar cells over very large areas from single cells to modules. It is the ideal tool for the measurement of photovoltaic active areas, identification of defects, shunts, inactive regions and coating errors. Ultrafast laser scanning enables device testing in seconds over large area, compared to hours in ordinary XY-stage system. The low-noise system is immune to external light input and available in single wavelength or multiwavelength configurations.
- TR2RC or miniR2R coating and printing station (more info)
- Substrate (10 meters)
- Inks and materials
- ISOSun solar simulator (more info)
- LBIC (Basic configuration, single wavelength) (more info)
- Testing hardware for single cells or modules
- Calibration equipment
- Source measuring unit (SMU)
- Software package (record: IV-data, lifetime data, LBIC images)
- Installation and training at your site (Europe)
For further information, pricing, and quotation please contact info@infinityPV.com