€7.3 million project to develop nano-scale detection and control techniques for large area substrates

September 2012

Fourteen partners from across Europe, and including KITE, have been granted €7.25m to develop technologies and systems that are able to reduce the density of micro and nano scale defects in thin films, without slowing the speed of production.

The project, which is entitled NanoMend, is led by the University of Huddersfield and will span 4 years. By 2014 the project aims to have two pilot lines operating to demonstrate how the defect detection systems can be integrated into the production lines of flexible solar modules at Flisom AG, and packaging material at Stora Enso. Furthermore, the pilot lines will act to demonstrate the improvements to production yield and quality brought about by the new systems.