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kerfless silicon wafers

US startup wins $7.6 million in funding for ribbon silicon furnaces

Leading Edge Equipment Technologies falls in the kerfless solar wafer or direct solar wafer category. Its “drop-in” manufacturing tech cuts wafer costs by 50%, drives up commercial PV power by 7%, and reduces manufacturing emissions by 50%. It’s the emissions piece that may be winning over investors.


Nexwafe announces 250 MW “disruptive” kerfless wafer factory in Bitterfeld, Germany

The utilization rate of materials and energy in Nexwafe’s kerfless wafer production processes is said to be almost 100%, at a time when price pressures on solar modules are expected to get significantly heavier in the immediate future.

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