Vacuum deposition processes: A new tool that presents a different way of doing things certainly can get the attention of manufacturers. But are any PV manufacturers in the position to spend? Manz AG has found that the market is receptive to its new Vertical Coating System (VCS 1200), however the road to sales may prove more difficult.
CEO Interview: 2012 has been a busy year for Manz AG. Already this year the company has opened new manufacturing facilities in China, released a new wet chemical tool and transferred 118 CIGS experts from Würth Solar into its own operations...
Interview with Kari Raudasoja, Head of Product Development Wet Chemistry cSi Solar - Manz, about their new IPSG CEI 4800 at SNEC PV EXPO 2012 in Shanghai.
PV suppliers: Suppliers of photovoltaic equipment are turning their attention to the energy storage market. pv magazine takes a look at this emerging trend.
Manz showcased its new equipment for wet-chemical processing of crystalline silicon solar cells at SNEC 2012 in Shanghai this May. The IPSG CEI 4800 is designed for chemical edge isolation (CEI) and phosphor silicate glass (PSG) post process removal.
In the face of increased competition on the international solar markets, efficiency and costs count first and foremost. Against the backdrop of changes to and a downward trend in solar funding, the globally competing manufacturers of components are under intense pressure. On the path to the economic competitiveness of photovoltaics in old and new markets, it is essential to further reduce the production costs of solar electricity. The central approaches to achieving this are a higher level of efficiency of the solar modules and lower production costs along the entire value-creation chain.
Manz AG has launched an XRF-Inline Quality System (IQ-XRF) as an extension of its Manz IQ Series. The fully automated X-Ray Fluorescence System has been designed to qualify various deposition process steps in photovoltaic production lines.
Manz has made significant updates to its SpeedPicker series system for high-volume crystalline solar cell manufacturing applications.
The Intersolar Award honors the industry's three most innovative companies in each of three categories. Winners in the category PV Production Technology are: Manz was the recipient of the Intersolar Award 2011 in the "PV Production Technology" category for its One-Step Selective Emitter.
An Interview with In-Jea Lee VP Sales South East Asia, India, Korea, for Manz
Manz Automation, [...] initiated several years ago the strategic repositioning process from an automation specialist to a specialist in integrated production solutions. With the recently announced 'exclusive Know-how Licensing and Strategic Alliance Agreement' with Würth Solar, Manz Automation is continuing along that path...