VON ARDENNE PRESENTS HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE COATING EQUIPMENT FOR THE PV INDUSTRY AND INTRODUCES ITS EXPANDED SALES & SERVICE IN CHINA AT SNEC 2019 IN SHANGHAI
- XEA|nova L - high volume manufacturing coating system with a throughput of up to 10,000 wafers per hour
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From 4 to 6 June, VON ARDENNE will present its latest solutions for the PV industry at the SNEC 2019 in Shanghai, the leading exhibition for the solar industry, at booth 520 in hall N3.
XEA|nova L – high volume manufacturing coating system with a throughput of up to 10,000 wafers per hour
For some years now, the solar industry has been characterized by a high cost pressure in manufacturing. VON ARDENNEs answer to that challenge is the XEA|nova L. This new coating system makes use of the proven VON ARDENNE coating technology for large areas and deposits the most homogeneous TCO layers on wafers for the production of heterojunction (HJT) and metal layers for interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells. With a gross throughput of up to 10,000 wafers per hour, it is the most productive coating system on the market and reaches a yearly production capacity of up to 430 MWp. Furthermore, it has a target utilization of more than 80 percent, that render this machine ideal for high volume production.
Currently, VON ARDENNE is working on introducing single-sided passivated contacts processed by means of high-rate soft sputtering into mass production. The necessary sputtering process technology will be designed to fit into the XEA|nova L platform. Proof of concept has already been established in cooperation with Fraunhofer ISE and ISC Konstanz by demonstrating implied open circuit voltages iVoc = 735 mV for sputtered n-type aSi-layers and iVoc = 709 mV for sputtered p-type a-Si layers on symmetrical life time structures.
The results will be shown in the conference presentation „Passivated contacts from Sputter PVD Silicon Layers“ by Jan Lossen (ISC Konstanz, Germany), on 4 June, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai, Pudong Ballroom 1-3, 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This presentation is co-authored by VON ARDENNE.