Since the AlOx PERC technology is based on the proven centrotherm PECVD system platform which has been installed worldwide more than times, it can . What demand are you seeing for centrotherm’s PERC tech- nology centaurus . AlOx/SiNx stack deposited in the centrotherm tube PECVD system. This type of. Blaubeuren, 13 September centrotherm photovoltaics AG announces its turnkey production lines and key equipment such as PECVD systems, diffusion.

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Renewable Energy India Expo. Thanks to its excellent process flexibility, the tube system is not only a perfect solution for nitride coating processes, but also for the realization of highly efficient solar cell concepts, such as PERC or PID free pecvx cells.

Renewable Energy India Expo. The system is available in numerous different versions and can be configured to meet the specific process and capacity requirements, as well as varying degrees of automation.

Centrotherm unveils new PECVD process for PERC solar cells

Aluminum Oxide AlOx with its excellent pecvs properties and high negative fixed charge density is perfectly suited to achieve this. Solar Media Energy Storage News. The new patented centrotherm process boats dispense with the need for dismantling and thereby allows our customers to save a good deal of time and added staff.

Excellent passivation characteristics Integrated lecvd conditioning good adhesion, no blistering Variable process sequences for multiple and graded layers High availability thanks to redundancy and short cycle times Up to 5 independently operated quartz tube reactor chambers Fully automated boat transport Water cooling system prevents thermal interference between different tubes The modular design facilitates installation and start-up as well as the integration into existing production lines.

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In practice, this is basically decoupling many from the threat of any overseas trade restrictions and provides a safety net for the banks offering loans to the manufacturing segment. Keep me signed in. Solar Media Energy Storage News. As a result, PERC technology emerged as the next generation of industrial silicon solar centrltherm. Sign In Sign Up. I would like to receive information from carefully selected 3rd parties that may have products and services of interest to me.


Keep me signed in. Given that the deposition is limited to the wafers and graphite boats, the process tubes are only marginally impacted by parasite coating and have to be cleaned fairly once a year. Furthermore, these stacks are deposited in one run and in one step, by just changing the recipe. The centortherm system is capable to manufacture stacked layers within one process, which is centrtoherm for PERC applications and proven for graded layers such as AR-coatings in standard cells.

Consequently, preparing the boats for re-etching consists only of the partial loosening of a few connecting pins, while the overall structure of the boat remains unchanged. Here is a preview. The Shaanxi Youser order for centrotherm is also notable as the company highlighted that it was the single largest equipment order the company had received since exiting restructuring activities.

The central innovations include modified ceramic and graphite spacers with included purge channels. One of the noteworthy benefits of the tube system is its flexibility, which accommodates varying production capacity utilization loads and ensures that the system will operate continuously while maintenance work is being performed or individual process tubes are shut down.

Finlay Colville, vice president of NPD Solarbuzz told PV Tech that the expansion plans from Shaanxi Youser went back several years, with key equipment suppliers having waited for some time to get the first orders. The stack is compatible with standard Al pastes and shows a high passivation quality after contact firing. It also highlights that new capacity from new entrants is still being based upon copying existing c-Si mono and multi process flows, and not moving to more exotic cell concepts.

Availability Upgrade solution ready for shipment with short delivery times. This is seen, not just in a new entrant adding hundreds of megawatts, but also in the many tier 2 and tier 3 Chinese suppliers that have restarted operations, or ramped up lines dormant for more than 18 months.

Sign Up Sign In. The tube systems ensure the creation of an extremely efficient and homogeneous anti-reflective coating using a direct plasma deposition process, which is limited in scope and comprises only the wafers and graphite boats, whereas process tubes are only marginally affected by parasitic deposition.


Advantages Time savings for regular maintenance work Reduced risk of damaging components Cuts down the number of boats per system thanks to the reduced cleaning times Boat drying can be performed at higher temperatures Minimized penetration of etching residues into reactor chamber Yield losses resulting from inaccurate boat installations are prevented.

I would like to receive information from carefully selected 3rd parties that may have products and services of interest to me. Pre-requisite for a successful implementation is a highly efficient surface passivation of front and rear side. The market analyst also referred to the increasing trade war impact on Chinese manufacturers and the response by the Chinese Government to rapidly develop its domestic downstream Pecfd market to support pecvf entire domestic PV supply chain.

Centrotherm also received orders for its annealing systems for a MW monocrystalline solar cell production line. Sign Up Sign In. As a centrother, the cleaning and re-etching of the process boats is costly pecvc time consuming since they have to be disassembled and reassembled. This dispenses with periodic reactor cleaning and increases equipment availability.

We send out a daily email newsletter with the latest in depth news and analysis. Subscribe me to PV-Tech Newsletter. The centrotherm PECVD system requires a comparatively small footprint and delivers the lowest overall cost of ownership in the segment thanks to the maximum utilization of process gases. Here is a preview. Sign In Sign Up.

However, according to Colville the move by Shaanxi Youser to expand capacity has other implications. We send out a daily email newsletter with the latest in depth news and analysis. By adding this hardware kit, all centrotherm PECVD systems can easily be upgraded with minimum space requirements. Moreover, yield declines and the risk of damages to the boats as a result of improper handling are also minimized.