At the 2017 SNEC show in Shanghai, pv magazine investigated current market conditions for passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) equipment and technical challenges. Leading PERC equipment supplier Meyer Burger said that demand for the solution remains strong, despite challenges with LID in multi PERC applications.
But it appears that solutions to the LID challenge may not be far away. pv magazine spoke with some of the leading researchers and equipment makers working on removing the barriers to multicrystalline PERC production.
At Intersolar Europe in Munich next week, pv magazine will be holding a Quality Roundtable forum, at which issues relating to LID prevention and detection via monitoring will be discussed. Register, for free, here to take part.