Bloo Solar, a West Sacramento renewable solar energy company, has selected CVD Equipment to develop and manufacture equipment for its third generation three dimensional architecture thin film solar module. By selecting CVD, Bloo Solar will develop a process for transparent conductive oxide (TCO) coating.

Bloo Solar has started its ‘solar brush’ wafer development production run, which it plans to bring to market with initial commercial modules in 2012.

Bloo Solar claims that its solar brush is a third generation technology that has many fundamental advantages over existing PV technologies that rely on traditional planar solar cells. The three dimensional single junction architecture provides more surface area, superior light trapping and minimum recombination to provide higher efficiency and a total power output up to 1.5 to 3 times higher than current technologies.

Larry Bawden, CEO of Bloo Solar, said: “This is an important partnership for our company. Bloo Solar has developed a solid technology baseline over the last three years which we are starting to commercialize. The TCO is key to our design for our three dimensional Solar Brush technology.”

CVD provides offline and online CVDgCoat APCVD for fluorine doped SnO2 (SnO2:F) coating and offline LPCVD for ZnO coating.