Machine Learning for Advanced Solar Cell Production. Adversarial Denoising, Sub-pixel Alignment and the Digital Twin
Paper presented at Climate Change with Machine Learning Workshop at 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems, NeurIPS 2020, December 6, 2020, Online, Vancouver, Canada
Photovoltaic is a main pillar to achieve the transition towards a renewable energy supply. In order to continue the tremendous cost decrease of the last decades, novel cell technologies and production processes are implemented into mass production to improve cell efficiency. Raising their full potential requires novel techniques of quality assurance and data analysis. We present three use-cases along the value chain where machine learning techniques are investigated for quality inspection and process optimization: Adversarial learning to denoise wafer images, alignment of surface structuring processes via sub-pixel coordinate regression, and the development of a digital twin for wafers and solar cells for material and process analysis.