On the 25th of April Representatives of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus and chairman of Scientific Committee and Higher Education of Saint-Petersburg – A. S. Maximov visited R&D Center TFTE LLC and inspected pilot line for thin-film solar modules’ production on micromorph silicon, processing equipment for heterostructure solar cells.
During his visit to Saint- Petersburg for Russian Startup Tour organized by the Fund Skolkov, Federal Youth Affairs Agency (Rosmolodezh), JSC RVC, RUSNANO (Infrastructure and Educational Programs Fund), deputy Prime-Minister Arkady Dvorkovich coordinating work in the field of innovation and energy, and Skolkovo President Viktor Vekselberg visited R&D Center TFTE LLC (member of Skolkovo project) the 18 of April and familiarized with the prospects of high-efficiency solar modules through HIT technology (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layers) using R&D Center TFTE LLC’s technological capabilities.
The second day organized on March 12-13, 2014 by the Russian Foundation for Technological Development the III interregional meeting “Industrial engineering and prospects of involvement of the leading Russian research centers to development of high-tech production in regions” passed in St. Petersburg on a scientific and technological center platform. Participants of the meeting — representatives of various regions of Russia held working session on discussion of the problems arising at implementation of innovative projects, and examined a technological line of scientific and technological center as an example of successful realization modern approach engineering at creation of the high-tech centers.
The director of the Russian Foundation for Technological Development M. B. Rogachyov told about financial providing conditions of scientific, technical and innovative projects which can be implemented by the innovative enterprises, about formation of effective system of technological management and priority activities of the Fundation.
The R&D center pilot line has reached stable operating mode. The reached value of micromorph silicon solar module efficiency on the 1100х1300 mm size makes 9.8% that corresponds to values of efficiency of the technology transferred by the Oerlikon Solar company on Hevel plant (Novocheboksarsk).
The further tasks of R&D center are improvement of the module parameters by increment of the quality of active layers and interfaces, application of new alternative materials and optimization of the module’s optical design.