Metallisation, Solar Cell and Concentrated Technology
Welcome to Narec Solar – We improve solar cell technology
The Narec Photovoltaic Technology Centre (PVTC) is an independent, world leading, crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturing, contract research and product development centre. Narec's research and development, cell and module production and consultancy services for photovoltaics are dedicated to meeting the demands of this rapidly growing and highly competitive industry.
The Laser Grooved Buried Contact process used at Narec Solar is highly flexible allowing high efficiency silicon solar cells to be made for 1x to 100 x concentration and for a range of shapes and sizes. >>
The team has a strong background in technology transfer from the laboratory to high volume production and in establishing new manufacturing facilities. Read more about processes and characterisations >>
Crystalline silicon solar cell technology
Our internationally recognised team has a twenty year track record for photovoltaics research and development. As specialists in Laser Grooved Buried Contact (LGBC) solar cell technology and manufacturing, the team has achieved and contributed towards world record breaking crystalline silicon solar cell efficiencies and is experienced in the large scale industrial production of solar cells including LGBC and screen printed cells.
Narec is actively involved in crystalline silicon solar cell technology through a number of national and European projects, being a partner in several major EU and DTI (UK government) funded research and development technology programmes for photovoltaics. The team also provides confidential consultancy and contract research services to major solar cell manufacturers worldwide.