Led an assignment to perform the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing process
assessment and manufacturing commercialization analysis for a major CIS / CIGS
thin film PV manufacturer in California. The assignments required technology
assessment on client’s scale-up manufacturing line (20MW) step by step. The
major processes included sputtering / PVD, CVD, lasher scribing, sintering, etc.
The day-to-day manufacturing process data, such as SPC charts, material scrap,
cycle time, automation level, etc., were evaluated in detail. The process based
manufacturing cost model was also developed to analyze the potential cost
Led an assignment
to evaluate a thin film A-Si roll-to-roll manufacturing process scale-up (40MW)
for a major PV manufacturer. The assignment required to evaluate the scalability
of the major processes / equipments to mass production, such as APCVD, PECVD,
laser scribing, etching, etc. The capital investment and time line were also
Due diligent on
varies photovoltaic technology and manufacturing process based on Arthur D.
Little /TIAX multi-years industrial experiences. The goal was to develop a new
photovoltaic technology platform to meet the rapid increased demand in
industrial. The in-deep studied technologies included a-Si, CdTe, CIS/CIGS,
crystalline, and wafer Si. The platform covered the cell technologies,
manufacturing processes, marketing, and policies.