Singulus Technologies Agrees with CNBM to Develop New Vacuum Coating Machines for CdTe Thin-Film Technology
Kahl am Main : The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has concluded an agreement for the development of next generation vacuum coating machines with its long time customer, China National Building Materials (CNBM). The intended use case is the production of CdTe thin-film solar modules.
For several years SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has already been supplying production machines to the CNBM Group for the manufacturing of CIGS thin-film solar modules.
A new additional cooperation was now agreed for the application area of CdTe thin-film solar cells. In addition to the four already existing CIGS sites, CNBM plans several other production sites for CdTe solar cells with an output volume exceeding one gigawatt.
It is the mutual goal of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and CNBM to develop and supply new coating machines in order to further reduce the production costs, to improve cell performance and to also increase the production output.
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, remarks: “Our vacuum coating machines are a key step for the entire production process.
In addition to machines applying sputtering technology, we are also offering machines working on the principles of thermal evaporation.” Dr. Rinck adds: “The CdTe thin-film technology by CNBM will meet the high demands of the market even more in the future through the use of new coating equipment.”
The production capacities for CdTe and CIGS solar modules in China are set to increase substantially in the coming years. CNBM plans additional investments at several sites in China.
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is involved in all important projects in China with machines for the various processes and is currently discussing the realization of the projects for the planned CdTe production sites with CNBM.
The new agreement and the current developments show that overall the Solar segment is picking up again, that delayed projects are gaining momentum and that new investments are initiated or implemented.
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