SCHMID Group looks back on a successful first half of the year in the Business Unit Photovoltaics. In particular, increased CSi expansions of Asian customers led to the high order receipt. Over the last six months, 56 Single Side Etch lines of the new InfinityLine generation have been ordered from SCHMID. All of them will be delivered in 2018. The thin-film segment also provided the SCHMID Group with a large amount of new orders, both for wet process equipment and thermal processing systems.
New production technologies of the SCHMID Group offer its customers decisive advantages over competitors and are increasingly in demand. The Alkaline Edge Isolation and Polishing system offers the world’s only process for edge isolation without any nitric acid (HNO3) as well as rear side polishing of high-efficiency cells. The likewise unique DW PreTex process for the texturing of diamond-wire sawn multi-crystalline wafers enables subsequent processing with the standard texture HF / HNO3. SCHMID’s proven APCVD (Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition) technology offers solar cell manufacturers a groundbreaking perspective for the future: The atmospheric process is ideally suited for the mass production of high-efficiency cells and, for example, the doping of n-type solar cells with boron.
Detailed information on these process technologies and other production equipment of the SCHMID Group can be obtained at www.schmid-group.com as well as within the scope of the SNEC at the SCHMID booth E3-535.