As energy requirements increase worldwide, the percentage of renewable energy sources in the overall energy mix is also growing. Photovoltaics — direct conversion of light energy to electrical energy — plays a crucial role in this development.
As a pioneer in designing and building photovoltaic machines, we have over 20 years’ experience in taking photovoltaics from the laboratory to the factory floor. Our solutions have helped solar companies offer their products at a fraction of their original cost and bring them to market faster and faster.
In more than 50 % of the countries worldwide, solar energy has reached grid parity. This means that solar energy costs are now at the same level as conventionally produced electricity, or even lower. This will make photovoltaics increasingly attractive — even without subsidies — in countries that are heavy energy users. The result will be strong growth worldwide.
We offer customers globally the latest production equipment for manufacturing solar cells and thin-film solar modules. Our goal in the area of thin-film technology is to cover all relevant processes along the value creation chain with technology we develop in house.
Our product portfolio includes the following areas:
- Automation, laser and metrology solutions for manufacturing high-efficiency crystalline solar cells (from wafer to cell)
- Production solutions for manufacturing thin-film solar modules
- The world’s only provider of turnkey production lines for CIGS thin-film solar modules (CIGSfab)