Today, renewed interest in environmentally sustainable energy supplies, has drawn attention once again to solar power.
Solar cells are essentially semiconductors, conveying electrons from one place to another. As the industry continues to expand and costs continue to drop, just as the semiconductor industry has pushed for smaller and thinner geometries, so too will the solar industry. Cleanrooms are built to provide stricter environmental controls and compliance is measured and certified to ISO 14644 Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments and Recommended Practice (RP), IEST-RP-CC006.3, covers testing methods for measuring the performance of cleanrooms and clean zones. The tests are used to evaluate and characterize the overall performance of the cleanroom or clean zone system.
With the thinner wafers, processes, contamination control strategies, and environmental controls to get stricter. The cleanroom environment is less forgiving about contamination. Any mistake can affect yield.
When it comes to contamination, ACM is here to ensure controls and methods are in place for maximum yields.