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Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
Breaking Through The Bottleneck:  How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics
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Breaking Through The Bottleneck: How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics

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Surfect Technologies, Inc.
Tempe, AZ USA

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  • 1. Steve Anderson Chief Executive Officer Surfect Technologies, Inc. Tempe, AZ USA Breaking Through The Bottleneck: How Technology Innovation Will Improve Solar Economics TBLI Conference Asia 2008 Bangkok, Thailand May 30, 2008
  • 2. Safe Harbor Disclaimer <ul><li>The information in this presentation may include &quot;forward-looking statements&quot; within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties, particularly statements anticipating future growth in revenues. Words such as “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes” and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance identify forward-looking statements. There can be no assurances that forward-looking statements will be achieved, and actual results could differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: the completion and filing of the applicable documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Company's fulfillment of the obligations under the applicable indentures. Therefore, any forward-looking statements in this press release should be considered in light of various important factors, including the risks and uncertainties listed above, as well as others. The Company makes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made. </li></ul>
  • 3. Importance of Solar Metallization for Grid Parity Push <ul><li>Industry issues, imperatives & challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Metallization is Key to Solar Growth </li></ul><ul><li>Getting solar to reach grid parity </li></ul><ul><li>Technology innovation is critical </li></ul><ul><li>Asia critical to global economic chain </li></ul><ul><li>Unparalleled semiconductor volume expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability too important to ignore </li></ul><ul><li>Surfect & Asia together playing the key role </li></ul>
  • 4. Industry Issues <ul><li>Solar industry hyper-growth creating supply chain bottleneck </li></ul><ul><li>Solar cell & panel producers focused on surging demand </li></ul><ul><li>“ Eco-friendly” considerations continue to be compromised </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing focus on environmentally friendly processes </li></ul><ul><li>Vital to reduce cost & improve efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Surfect’s unique technology addresses all these issues </li></ul>‘ Now is the right time to adopt sustainable practices’
  • 5. Solar Industry Challenge <ul><li>Reduce production costs </li></ul><ul><li>Increase solar cell efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver more electricity from cell to panel to grid </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize use of environmentally unfriendly materials </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce waste of air, water & other resources </li></ul>
  • 6. The Solar Supply Chain <ul><li>Surfect is the solution for the following industry wide issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce production costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve process efficiency (less wafer breakage) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase production throughput </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase operating flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve cell & module efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize use of environmentally unfriendly materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce usage of silicon, air & water </li></ul></ul>Silica source Ingots Wafers Cells Pack’g Panels System
  • 7. Pushing Grid Parity with Integrated Solar Cell Wafer Modules & Solar ICs
  • 8. Surfect at-a-Glance <ul><li>Addressing “Smart” Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Cells & Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LED Lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flip Chip & Wafer Level Packaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovative single-cell electroplating tool & process </li></ul><ul><li>Significantly reduces cost of metallization </li></ul><ul><li>Improves solar cell manufacturing speed & yields </li></ul><ul><li>Ideally suited for high-growth “smart” semiconductor applications </li></ul><ul><li>Truly a “green” technology </li></ul>
  • 9. Enhancing Technology Innovation Surfect’s excellence derived from knowledge & experience of semiconductor industry
  • 10. Direct Energy Plating ™ <ul><li>Lower cost </li></ul><ul><li>High efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>More uniform deposition </li></ul><ul><li>Less water </li></ul><ul><li>Green process </li></ul>Innovative process using “ultrasonics” to deposit the metal “interconnect” on solar cells and semiconductor wafers DEP™ vs. competing processes
  • 11. Creating Opportunities for New Market Entrants + + + Current Process Surfect + <ul><li>Plug & Play </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to operate </li></ul><ul><li>Low capital intensity </li></ul><ul><li>Greatly reduced metallization cost </li></ul><ul><li>Modular expansion of capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Green materials, with far less waste </li></ul><ul><li>High acquisition cost </li></ul><ul><li>Requires high volume & utilization </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified labor intensive </li></ul><ul><li>Substantial waste & large footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentally unfriendly materials </li></ul>
  • 12. Points to Remember <ul><li>Cost & efficiency vital to success of unsubsidized solar energy </li></ul><ul><li>Solar energy - largely a function of silicon & metal </li></ul><ul><li>Metallization - key to improving solar cell efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation is critical for solar energy price to reach grid parity </li></ul><ul><li>Asia fulfilling critical role in solar industry growth </li></ul><ul><li>Surfect is the innovator or tomorrow’s technology </li></ul>

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