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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AlOx PERC Technology

The tube systems ensure the creation of an extremely efficient and homogeneous pecd coating using a direct plasma deposition process, ;ecvd is limited in scope and comprises only the wafers and graphite boats, whereas process tubes are only marginally affected by parasitic deposition.

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 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 PV csntrotherm to support the entire domestic PV supply chain.

This dispenses with periodic reactor cleaning and increases equipment availability. 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.

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.

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Solar Media Energy Storage News. Furthermore, these stacks are deposited in one run and in one step, by just changing the recipe.

However, according to Colville the move by Shaanxi Youser to expand capacity has other implications.

Moreover, yield declines and the risk of damages to the boats as a result of improper handling are also minimized. The centrotherm PECVD system requires centrogherm comparatively small footprint and delivers the lowest overall dentrotherm of ownership in the segment thanks to the maximum utilization of process gases.


As a rule, the cleaning and re-etching of the process boats is costly and time consuming since they have to be disassembled and reassembled. Subscribe me to PV-Tech Newsletter. 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 centrofherm, such as PERC or PID free solar cells.

The tube system is capable to manufacture stacked layers within one process, which is required for PERC applications and proven for graded layers such as AR-coatings in standard cells.

Tool Order: Shaanxi Youser places major order with centrotherm

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. 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. Sign In Sign Up. By adding this hardware kit, all centrotherm PECVD systems can easily be upgraded with minimum space requirements.

There was risk that when spending returned, there would be pressure on Chinese manufacturers to effectively keep the money inside China and use domestic tool suppliers that entered the PV industry back in As a result, PERC technology emerged as the next generation of industrial silicon solar cells.

Keep me signed in. Aluminum Oxide AlOx with its excellent passivation properties and high negative fixed charge density is perfectly suited to achieve this.

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. Sign Up Sign In. Excellent passivation characteristics Integrated surface conditioning good adhesion, no blistering Variable process sequences for multiple and graded layers High availability thanks to redundancy and short cycle times Centrotgerm 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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Here is a preview. Centrotherm also received orders centrotehrm its annealing systems for a MW monocrystalline solar cell production line. Sign In Sign Up. 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. 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.

Pre-requisite for a centroyherm implementation is a highly efficient surface passivation of front and rear side. 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. We send out a daily email newsletter with the latest in depth news and analysis.

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Centrotherm unveils new PECVD process for PERC solar cells

Keep me signed in. In practice, this is basically decoupling many pecvc the threat of any overseas trade restrictions and provides a safety net for the banks offering loans to the manufacturing segment. Subscribe me to PV-Tech Newsletter. Solar Media Energy Storage News.

centrotherm’s PERC AlOx/SiNx stack PECVD solution provides % cell efficiency | PV Tech

The central innovations include modified ceramic and graphite spacers with included purge channels. 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. Renewable Energy India Expo.

The stack is compatible with standard Al pastes and shows a high passivation quality after contact firing.