In thin film solar technology, the deposition of the semiconductor takes place on a glass substrate – compared to crystalline solar technology. The conductive layer is about 100 times thinner than in crystalline technology. Commercial-scale production focuses on c-Si (crystalline silicon) and thin-film technology. SCHMID has already installed thin-film equipment – wet processes, thermal processes / furnaces and automation for CdTe, CIGS and GaAs – for more than 5 GW. The largest manufacturers of thin film solar modules are among these customers.