PV production equipment: Amtech announces follow-on order for bi-facial N-type technology turnkey line

Amtech PECVD system
Amtech PECVD system

Amtech Systems, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, US), a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, on April 25th, 2017 announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, received a follow-on order for the second phase of a multi‑phase 1 GW project, in addition to the order for the first phase announced in January 2017.

This turnkey order for the second phase is similar in size and includes Tempress' high-throughput PECVD and diffusion platforms, which have been sold to other top tier customers in China, Malaysia, and Taiwan. 

The first and second phases of this China project are designed to manufacture high efficiency n-type bi-facial solar cells and modules at an attractive cost per watt. This repeat order is expected to ship within the next twelve months. 

According to the company, Amtech's backlog as of April 25th, 2017 is approximately USD 125 million compared to the December 31st, 2016 backlog of USD 52 million.

 

"Over the years, we have made advances in n-type technologies in collaboration with leading research institutes, including the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). With recent declines in the cost of n-type wafers and the market demand for higher efficiency and lower cost per watt, we are seeing increased adoption of n-type bi-facial technologies for production of c-Si cells, commented Fokko Pentinga, CEO and President of Amtech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-04-26 Courtesy: Amtech Systems, Inc.  | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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