CEA INES team, in collaboration with Meyer Burger, achieves new heterojunction 72 cell module performance record at 410W.
The record module integrates heterojunction cells manufactured on industrial 2400 wph Meyer Burger cell manufacturing equipment on the CEA INES pilot line with an average HJT cell efficiency of 23.4%.
Achieved within the framework of the strong CEA – Meyer Burger partnership on heterojunction technology, the CEA INES pilot line for heterojunction cell manufacturing integrates Meyer Burger’s PECVD and PVD equipment. The record module was manufactured in Thun on Meyer Burger’s SmartWire Connection Technology (SWCT™) manufacturing equipment using materials based on the newest generation SWCT™.
This result highlights the very high potential of heterojunction technology and the 15 years of expertise of the CEA INES team on heterojunction technology strengthened by its partnership with photovoltaic equipment supplier Meyer Burger.
About Meyer Burger Technology Ltd
Meyer Burger is a leading global technology company specialising on innovative systems and processes based on semiconductor technologies. The company’s focus is on photovoltaics (solar industry) while its competencies and technologies also cover important areas of the semiconductor and the optoelectronic industries as well as other selected high-end markets based on semiconductor materials. Over the past ten years, Meyer Burger has risen to the forefront of the photovoltaic market and established itself as an international premium brand by offering superior precision products and innovative technologies.
Meyer Burger’s offering in systems, production equipment and services along the photovoltaic value chain includes the manufacturing processes for wafers, solar cells, solar modules and solar systems. Meyer Burger provides substantial added value to its customers and clearly differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on core technologies of the value chain.
The company’s comprehensive product portfolio is complemented by a worldwide service network with spare parts, consumables, process know-how, customer support, after-sales services, training and other services. Meyer Burger is represented in Europe, Asia and North America in the respective key markets and has subsidiaries and own service centres in China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The company is also working intensively to develop new markets such as South America, Africa and the Arab region. The registered shares of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN).
The French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) is a public research agency involved in four major fields: defence and security, nuclear and renewable energy, technological research for industry and fundamental research.
Relying on acknowledged expert capabilities, the CEA takes part in setting up collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners. With 16,000 researchers and employees, it is a major player in European research and enjoys a growing presence on the world scene.
Find out more: http://www.cea.fr/www.cea.fr
CEA-LITEN, composed of 1000 employees, is the institute of CEA dedicated to new energy technologies, focusing on four key areas: solar energy, batteries, hydrogen and fuel cells, and advanced materials, addressing electricity production, building, transport and mobile electronics as main markets.
R&D activities of CEA-LITEN for solar technologies are the heart of INES, major European centre dedicated to research, innovation and training on solar energy, and created with the backing of Savoie Departmental Council and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.
Find out more: www.liten.fr/en
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