Thursday, November 14, 2013

Natcore Technology Inc. - NXT.v

Natcore Technology Inc. - NXT.v is advancing technology replacing the traditional thermal vacuum processes, such as CVD and PECVD for making solar cells with liquid phase deposition (LPD) wet chemistry process.
It results in solar cells of higher quality, and is safer, cleaner and less expensive than CVD.

On October 30, 2013 the company released News

"Red Bank, N.J. — (October 30, 2013) — An independent study has concluded that Natcore Technology’s (NXT.V; NTCXF.PK; 8NT) black silicon technology could reduce silicon solar cell production costs by up to 23.5%.

The savings derive from a streamlining of the production process whereby a silicon wafer is processed into a black silicon solar cell.

To make solar cells, manufacturers typically acquire silicon wafers from an outside source. Since these wafers are cut from a large ingot, they usually have saw damage, which must be removed. To make a conventional solar cell, manufacturers must first remove the saw damage, then texturize the wafer surface, and then apply an antireflective coating."