PVCellTech

Conference


13-14 March 2018

Penang, Malaysia

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Why attend PV CellTech 2018?

PV CellTech 2018 will explain the key issues driving solar cell production changes over the next 2-3 years, and what type of advanced cell types will gain market-share.

Dedicated talks from industry leaders will cover n-type and p-type wafer supply, diamond wire slicing of multi wafers and direct/kerfless wafering alternatives. Black silicon cell production will be another focus and which route is likely to become mainstream in 2018.

PERC will again be covered, including current progress in China to move to multi-PERC and for mono cell production - what next after PERC.

The event will also have a full half-day dedicated to the new n-type cell producers moving to the GW level in the market today, using n-PERT, HJT and IBC technologies.

Featuring the CTOs and heads of R&D from leading cell producers, equipment/material suppliers and research institutes, PV CellTech will again prove to be the must-attend solar cell manufacturing event of the year.

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2018 Sponsors & Partners

Technology Innovation Partners

Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger is at the forefront of the photovoltaic market and has established itself as an international premium brand by offering superior precision products and innovative technologies along the photovoltaic value chain including manufacturing processes for wafers, solar cells, solar modules and solar systems. The company’s comprehensive product portfolio is complemented by a worldwide service network with spare parts, consumables, process know-how, customer support, after-sales services, training and other services. The registered shares of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN)

Meyer Burger
DuPont

DuPont

DuPont PV materials deliver proven performance, efficiency and lasting value. When Materials Matter™, you innovate continuously and field-test relentlessly to fulfill the need for new energy solutions. For over 40 years our innovations in PV materials have led the photovoltaics industry forward. Today our portfolio of solutions is more than just state-of-the-art—our emphasis on proven power and lasting value means they can also help you achieve higher lifetime returns on your investments. Whether you seek the leading-edge efficiency of our DuPont™ Solamet® metallization pastes, or the field-proven performance of our DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF films for your backsheets, our PV materials can help you meet the world’s growing demand for dependable renewable energy more effectively.

DuPont
INDEOtec SA

INDEOtec SA

Indeotec SA is a new, emerging manufacturer of highly innovative thin film deposition equipment. Founded in 2007 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the company recently started to fully commercialize its successful Octopus concept. The system has been developed with strong focus at the deposition of passivation layers of superior quality for heterojunction cell devices. The Octopus II system introduces a couple of new PECVD reactor elements for RF and VHF plasma deposition such as the Mirror reactor concept, which enables the top and bottom side thin film substrate deposition without the need of substrate flipping and vacuum breakage. The proprietary reactor design and a unique electrode arrangement allow a low plasma ignition and keep ion bombardments at extremely low levels.

INDEOtec SA
Schmid

Schmid

The SCHMID Group encounters us daily. Either through smartphones, solar modules or modern energy storages. SCHMID masters processes which are needed in the most different industrial sectors and builds machines and automation systems perfectly tailored to the requirements. The company group with its headquarters in Freudenstadt (Germany) has 1200 employees worldwide. Manufacturing sites in Germany, China, Turkey and USA as well as sales and service locations worldwide ensure our local presence. SCHMID conducts basic research and brings the technologies into mass production. Thus the company founded in 1864 provides affordable technical progress. By always entering into new fields of application, four business units developed taking advantage of many synergistic effects: Electronics, Photovoltaics, Automation and Energy Systems. Company data: Headquarters: Freudenstadt (Germany) Staff members worldwide: 1200 Group members: 14 companies Production locations: in Germany, China, Turkey and USA with a total production surface of 71.000 m² Overall performance 2015: over 140 Mil. € Year of foundation: 1864 Certified: DIN EN ISO 9001

Schmid

Supporting Partners

ASM Alternative Energy

ASM Alternative Energy

Acquired by ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. (ASMPT) in 2014, the brand formerly known as DEK Solar along with the solar technology portfolio from ASMPT are now united as ASM Alternative Energy.  Encompassing all of the award-winning DEK Solar technology and innovation developed over the last ten years combined with the product portfolio, global resources and solar innovation of ASMPT, ASM Alternative Energy leads the market in fuel cell and solar cell solutions.  Technologies include market-leading solar and fuel cell metallization/printing platforms, advanced stencils and screens, SolarBlade half-cell technology and SolarWIS wafer inspection systems.  For more information, visit www.asm-ae.com.

ASM Alternative Energy
H.a.l.m. Elektronik

H.a.l.m. Elektronik

h.a.l.m. elektronik develops and delivers high-end class A+A+A+ solar simulators for the IV-measurement of all types of solar cells and solar modules. Our main focus is to measure the electrical characteristic of photovoltaic specimen. In addition, we put a lot of efforts into visual inspection and other advanced analysis. The three technical components xenon flasher, curve tracer, and a very flexible software are each outstanding for itself. Their combination makes the h.a.l.m. technologies acknowledged as high-end worldwide. Offering a wide range of measuring solutions for the electrical and visual characterization of cells and modules, h.a.l.m.’s complete product line covers:

  • In-line system integration for production
  • One source ready-to-go lab equipment for research and development
  • Outdoor module or string performance measurement
  • Customized unique solutions

H.a.l.m. Elektronik
Horiba

Horiba

HORIBA develop and manufacture analytical instrumentation for advanced process control, mass flow control, fluid delivery, materials characterisation and environmental impact analysis. With more than 7000 employees in offices around the world HORIBA can help you to improve your product performance, enhance yield, increase uptime, reduce waste and improve safety. Speak with us about our new fluid delivery systems for POCl3, BBr3, TMA as well as our range of process monitoring and analytical research instrumentation. Inspired by our motto, “JOY and FUN,” we focus on building state-of-the-art products for scientific advancement; especially for protecting health, safety, and the environment.

Horiba
MacDermid

MacDermid

MacDermid Enthone’s Photovoltaics Solutions business provides metallization chemistry for plating conductors on silicon cells.  Our HELIOS product portfolio is integrated with laser ablation & plating equipment.  The Plating on Silicon (PoSi) process includes: 1) pre-treatment, 2) nickel contact 0.5µm, 3) copper conductor 6µm, and 4) silver protection 0.1µm.  By eliminating front grid silver paste, HELIOS reduces conductor costs by 70% and reduces conductor light shadowing by 50%.  This lowest cost, highest efficiency technology achieves adhesion better than that of screen printed paste.  Production modules exceed IEC 61215 specifications.  The investment ROI is less than 18 months.  Paste is in the Past.  HELIOS PoSi is ready today for standard p-type designs, as well as HIT, IBC, PERC, and all n-type constructions.

MacDermid
Suzhou Maxwell Technology

Suzhou Maxwell Technology

Suzhou Maxwell Technology (Maxwell) is a high-end smart equipment manufacturer that provides a complete package of mechanical design, electrical development, software algorithm development, precision mechanical manufacturing and assembly. Maxwell belongs to the intelligent manufacturing equipment sector, one of China’s seven strategic emerging industries. The company's main line of business incorporates the design, development and production of high-end equipment. Maxwell’s main product is comprehensive equipment for solar cell screen printing production lines, including new image algorithm and high-speed high-precision software control technology, high-precision cell positioning and double printing technology, third-generation high-speed constant pressure printing technology, intelligent software and other advanced core technologies.

Suzhou Maxwell Technology
Semco Technologies

Semco Technologies

Over the last 30 years, South of France based Semco Technologies has proven to be a globally active and leading provider in the Photovoltaic- & Semiconductor Industry. Semco’s innovative solar cell manufacturing equipment line including LYDOP (Diffusion), TWYN (PECVD) and HORTUS (LPCVD) are key-contributors to the current highest solar-cell efficiency manufacturing processes for emitter-contact and passivation applications. Being part of the ECM Group, Semco’s photovoltaic competence portfolio is now expanded with ECM’s proprietary Crystalmax ingot casting technology. The combination of these casted mono wafers together with Semco’s cell technology establishes a true industry breakthrough! As a technology leader, Semco maintains extensive collaborations with top tier solar wafer and cell manufacturers. Semco’s industrial demolab is helping our customers to bring advanced c-Si based p-type and -type process-steps into mass production faster. Our unique low risk approach, ensuring highest yields, bringing satisfaction and success to our partners worldwide.

Semco Technologies
Semilab

Semilab

SEMILAB design, produce and sell metrology equipment for the characterization of semiconductor and photovoltaic materials, for monitoring the manufacturing process of semiconductor devices and solar cells, and also for R&D purposes in these areas. We offer a variety of measurement techniques; most of them are non-contact and non-destructive. Many of our technologies can be flexibly integrated in different platforms, ranging from simple handheld devices and table-top systems with high resolution mapping capability to fully automated stand-alone production control tools for mid-range and high-level fablines. We also offer in-line measurements for solar cell production lines.

Semilab
Vitronic

Vitronic

VITRONIC is a leading supplier of high performance machine vision solutions. The owner-managed group of companies, founded in 1984, develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of industrial and logistics automation and traffic technology. In photovoltaics VITRONIC looks back to more than 10 years of experience. Manufacturers of solar cells and modules around the world look to VITRONIC for automated optical inspection systems (AOI) that give them a competitive edge. And with more than 2,000 successful PV installations for over 80 customers worldwide, the track record speaks for itself. In 2015, the VITRONIC group generated total revenue of over 110 million euros.

Vitronic
Von Ardenne GmbH

Von Ardenne GmbH

VON ARDENNE designs and delivers high-tech equipment for vacuum coatings on materials such as glass, wafers, metal, and polymer films. We are the leading provider of thin-film and crystalline photovoltaics tools, from laboratory scale to best-in-class production equipment. Furthermore, our customers can rely on leading-edge technical and technology support by our worldwide service organization and German engineering. We are your partner of choice, with a track record of more than 60 years of successfully providing coating equipment made by VON ARDENNE.

Von Ardenne GmbH

Partner

MIDA

MIDA

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) is the government's principal promotion agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to oversee and drive investments into the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. Starting operations in 1967, MIDA is the first point of contact for investors that want to take advantage of Malaysia’s vibrant economy, world-class infrastructure and business-friendly environment to set up their profit centre in Asia.

MIDA