Solar

Fiber lasers have seen an increasing level of growth in the solar industry over the last few years, especially in the manufacture of thin-film solar cells, particularly for the scribing and cutting of silicon.

SPI Lasers and the solar industry

This material needs to be cut finely and smoothly and can be achieved by one of our redPOWER R4 continuous wave lasers, making it the perfect choice for the industry. With quick processing times, smaller kerf widths, little dross and the ability to process different levels of wafer thickness, fiber lasers are quickly becoming the preferred choice for the solar industry; take a look at what our products can do for you below.

Lasers have been used to process wafers for many years. The main benefits of using a Laser are:Faster processing times; Smaller kerf widths; Minimal dross; No micro-cracking; Ability to process different wafer materials and... read more >

Case Study

Silicon Scribing

Posted on 06/11/2015

Silicon is widely used in a number of industries but primarily in solar cells and in semiconductor manufacture, with growing applications in jewellery and entertainment goods. In the majority of applications the source material is in the form of... read more >

Case Study

Silicon Cutting

Posted on 06/11/2015

Silicon is widely used in a number of industries but primarily in solar cells and in semiconductor manufacture, with growing applications in jewellery and entertainment goods. In the majority of applications the source material is in the form of... read more >