From Israel, specifically from the startup Utilight, we receive official information about a certain methodology developed by the company for which they have managed to create solar cells using 3D printing, a more than interesting solution where, for example, much faster results are achieved while costs are greatly reduced compared to traditional methods.
In order to achieve 3D printing of solar cells, Utilight managed in 2012 to raise funds from the Israeli government to finance its research. Thanks to this, it has been possible to develop a new additive manufacturing method baptized with the name of Three-Dimensional Printing Transfer Pattern, a method with which rapid assimilation has been achieved in existing production lines for high volume manufacturing using the same sequences.
After many years of research and development, the company has achieved something as simple as improving, within its capabilities, the efficiency of your solar cells at the same time that the manufacturing costs are considerably reduced. On the other hand, thanks to the possibility of manufacturing the cells by 3D printing, in turn, improves manufacturing speed therefore, according to the company, the manufacturing price could be further reduced due to the experience effect.