Clean Energy

Process Development Capabilities:

  • Yield Improve­ment
  • Process Flow Engi­neer­ing
  • Fail­ure Analy­sis
  • Process Devel­op­ment
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Trans­fer
  • Prod­uct Design and Def­i­n­i­tion
  • Spec­i­fi­ca­tion Review and Draft­ing
    • Process
    • Prod­uct
  • Design for Man­u­fac­tura­bil­i­ty

 

We bring deep indus­try insight to clients through­out the clean ener­gy val­ue chains, and under­stand the chal­lenges they face; as well as those of their part­ners, sup­pli­ers and cus­tomers. Whether you are fac­ing a merg­er, a major restruc­tur­ing, strug­gling to accel­er­ate or improve oper­a­tional capa­bil­i­ties, we can help you achieve flaw­less per­for­mance and com­pete more effec­tive­ly.

Photovoltaics (Solar)

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We have exten­sive expe­ri­ence scal­ing and improv­ing sol­id-state light­ing and solar pro­duc­tion and per­for­mance. We have worked with all major thin-film tech­nolo­gies, includ­ing CdTe, CIGS, GaAs, and a-Si:H. Our expe­ri­ence ranges from raw mate­ri­als, through fab­ri­ca­tion to test­ing and pack­ag­ing for sev­er­al clients includ­ing First Solar, Alta Devices, and Opti­so­lar. Oth­er pro­grams have includ­ed influ­ence of defects on semi­con­duc­tor per­for­mance, mate­ri­als devel­op­ment, prod­uct def­i­n­i­tion, and man­u­fac­tur­ing ramp­ing.

We have car­ried out many dif­fer­ent types of pro­grams includ­ing research, prod­uct devel­op­ment, orga­ni­za­tion build­ing, and  man­u­fac­tur­ing ramps. We also offer train­ing in all solar cell man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies.

Energy Storage

We have suc­cess­ful­ly applied our proven exper­tise from pho­to­voltaics to sol­id-state ener­gy stor­age. Our exper­tise pro­duced key scal­ing strate­gies and solved numer­ous crit­i­cal mate­ri­als chal­lenges. The results were rapid demon­stra­tion of  tech­ni­cal fea­si­bil­i­ty and risk, as well as res­o­lu­tion of strate­gic ques­tions with regards to com­mer­cial­iza­tion options.