VON ARDENNE high volume HJT manufacturing equipment has installed more than 1.5 GWp
The family-owned company VON ARDENNE develops and manufactures industrial equipment for vacuum coatings on materials such as glass, silicon wafers, polymer films and metal strip. With more than 55 years of experience in electron beam processes and vacuum coating and over 40 years in sputtering, VON ARDENNE is one of the leading providers of equipment and technologies for PVD thin-film technology and vacuum processing.
VON ARDENNE has successfully adapted this competence to the specific requirements of the heterojunction cell technology. Furthermore, the company has optimized their equipment for the deposition of TCO and other contact layers accordingly, achieving very high mobility values while depositing without creating any sputter damage to the sensitive cell structure. With an installed equipment base of more than 1.5 GWp production capacity in high volume HJT manufacturing, VON ARDENNE has proven that it offers the best-in-class solutions worldwide.
In order to remain a leading technology provider, the company operates its own technology and application center staffed with more than 50 physicists and engineers and about 10 different coating systems suitable for a wide range of very different deposition tasks. There, the VON ARDENNE experts have managed to acquire the HJT technology know-how in a very short time and have adapted it to the specific requirements and applications of its customers. VON ARDENNE is the ideal partner for customers looking for coating solutions supporting all current and future cell technologies and all high-efficiency solar cell concepts at highest performance levels.
Based on its vast experience, VON ARDENNE has developed several equipment platforms that deposit the best contact layers based on TCO, metal or metal oxides on silicon substrates. The available systems SCALA, XEA|nova® and XENIA cover a wide range of applications from laboratory scale to industrial production, from small R&D tools up to high volume manufacturing equipment.They guarantee highest productivity and lowest cost of ownership based on proprietary large-area VON ARDENNE sputtering technology.
VON ARDENNE will presents its experience and equipment platforms in their speech “New vacuum deposition equipment for high efficiency solar cells: From R+D to ultra-high volume” at the 2nd N Type c-Si Cell and Bifacial Module Forum 2017 in Changzhou on December 12-13, 2017.
In addition, experts from Panasonic, Trina Solar, Jinko Solar, Canadian Solar, Jolywood, Linyang, Jinneng, Hanergy, China Intellectual Electric Power, Longi, Institute of Electrical Engineering, CAS, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS, SIMIT CAS, IMECAS, SCHMID, Kingstone, Semco, Meco etc. will attend the meeting and make key reports, fully discuss N-type technology industrialization progress.