SNEC 2014 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES will Present New Technology & Machines for PV Cells

Coating Machine for Rear Side Passivation of PERC: with the SINGULAR XP cell efficiency increased by up to 1 %--- New PERC cells with higher efficiency levels announced ---TENUIS Development Machine for Buffer Layer ---Deposition shown at the booth ---Proven CIGS Production Systems

Kahl am Main, May 13, 2014 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES (SINGULUS) displays a TENUIS R & D System for CIGS Buffer Layer Deposition on the coming SNEC 2014. With the development machine of the TENUIS series reproducible process results can be easily transferred to an industrial production volume. The industrial manufacturing machines of the TENUIS type have a modular cluster build and enable both significant savings in terms of required floor space and the simultaneous one-sided coating of two substrates. The new generation of the TENUIS plant offers substantial cost advantages in the production of high performance CIS/CIGS thin-film solar cells.

With Sputtering & evaporation, the selenisation for an optimized CIGS absorber formation as well as wet processing solutions SINGULUS already covers two thirds of the required machines of a CIS/CIGS modules production with its range of machines.

For crystalline solar cells SINGULUS presents at the Snec 2014 an advanced production solution for passivated rear silicon solar cells. The SINGULAR XP is specifically designed for the production capacity of a typical cell production line. In addition, SINGULUS' machine provides the advantage that the two layer systems required for the rear side passivation, aluminum oxide (AIOx) and silicon nitride (SiNx) can be applied without discontinuation of the vacuum. Due to its compact assembly the SINGULAR XP machine is ideally suited for the integration as an upgrade for existing cell production lines. Before coating the rear side it is smoothed with a wet-chemical glaze in a LINEA II glazing machine. For the rear side contacting through a laser process, SINGULUS is closely cooperating with a partner.

A new 21.2% world record efficiency for PERC was achieved by the Institute for Solar Energy Research, Emmerthal, Germany, within the research project High Screen funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment in collaboration with several project partners

Background SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES - Innovations for New Technologies

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES' goal is the technologic leadership in the segments Optical Disc, Solar and Semiconductor as well as the use of synergies to open new work areas in the future. In this process SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES focuses on solutions that are not only economical, but also sustainable and resource-efficient.

In the Optical Disc segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES continues to expand the market leadership and today is already able to offer machines, which enable the production of triple-layer Blu-ray Disc with a storage volume of about 100 GB in total.

In the Solar segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES positions itself as a supplier for new production solutions for crystalline and thin-film solar cells, which with lower production costs increase the level of efficiency or achieve a higher level of efficiency. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES establishes itself in this market as a development partner and machine supplier for technologies enabling a sustainable and chosen energy provision on the basis of renewable energies.

In the Semiconductor segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES focuses its activities on the vacuum coating of wafers with ultrathin layers for the manufacturing of MRAM memory, thin-film write/read heads, sensors and other semiconductor applications.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is continuously expanding the technologic know-how in the areas vacuum coating, automation, process technology as well as the integration of production steps in order to open further, attractive work areas. In this context, internal growth from the development of proprietary solutions as well as acquisition opportunities for the generation of external growth are analyzed with respect to their feasible implementation. reasonable impoizato their reasonable realizatng, automation, process technology and integrarti

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SNEC PV POWER EXPO 2014, May 20-22, 2014 in Shanghai, Booth E3-510

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES invites you to learn more about innovations and new solutions for high-performance solar cells during SNEC 2014 in Shanghai at Booth No. E3-510.

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