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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.

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-performance, high-quality solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ) with its diverse international manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and China. Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from modules to kits to systems to large-scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnerships to its customers in the utility, commercial, governmental and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 10 business enterprise in South Korea.

Providing people with clean and sustainable energy is one of the major challenges in today’s society. Solar energy is an important pillar in this effort. In order to be competitive with conventional sources of energy, finished solar products and their production processes need to be highly efficient.

Heraeus’ advanced products and excellent services for crystalline, thin film and 3rd generation Photovoltaic technologies help members of the global PV community achieve this goal. We understand the unique business requirements of every customer and collaborate with them to develop innovative, customized solutions to help them compete and succeed.

Jinneng Clean Energy Technology Limited ( known as “Jinergy”) was established on Dec. 31st, 2013 under Jinneng Group’s clean energy sector, and is committed to becoming a leading PV manufacturer and clean energy supplier in the global market. Three generations of Jinergy’s products, High Efficiency Poly Module, PERC Mono Module and Super High Efficiency Heterojunction Module, protect customer’s long-term ROI through continuous improving efficiency and quality.

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).

Risen Energy Co., Ltd was founded in 1986, which located in East Coast Ninghai, Zhejiang province, and its area is 50 acres. The registered capital is 904,616,941 RMB and Risen Energy successfully launched IPO in Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market on Sep. 2nd, 2010, Stock code: 300118.
Risen Energy is a hi-tech enterprise which is engaged in R&D, production, sales and service of solar modules, products of photovoltaic technology, solar terminal application and integration. Now the annual capacity of solar cells and module manufacturing is 4.5GW and Risen Energy enters into top ten of modules industry in April, 2015. There is a standard level PV laboratory, which is independent and received CNAS certification. Not only it can meet the demands of testing products from Risen, but also it can provide the service for others. Risen insists on the mission of improving the energy structure by innovation of technology and improving the quality of human life.

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

SILVER SPONSOR

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.

BRONZE SPONSORS

1366 Technologies is consistently recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies in energy. Its Direct Wafer® technology replaces a decades-old solar manufacturing process to make a superior class of silicon wafers. These wafers deliver high performance and an unbeatable cost advantage to cell and module manufacturers seeking innovations that yield a significant reduction in levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and will help them win in the age of terawatt solar. 1366 Technologies is headquartered in Bedford, MA.

Aurora’s mission is to deliver exceptional results to the photovoltaic industry through measurement and control of critical processes during solar cell manufacturing. We measure and map the results of critical cell fabrication processes, providing real-time visualization of material properties and true production tool performance. Our products provide process engineers and production-line operators with the means to rapidly detect and correct process excursions, material faults, limit variations and optimize processes, thereby eliminating yield-reducing and profit-killing product variation. We are creating the standard for quality control systems for the global photovoltaic industry.

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

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.

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions is a Platform Specialty Products business.  Through the innovation of specialty chemicals and materials under our Alpha, Compugraphics, and MacDermid Enthone brands, we provide solutions that power electronics manufacture and interconnection.  We serve all global regions and our broad list of products developed for metallization and interconnection of photovoltaic devices enable our PV customers to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve reliability.   The experts in our Semiconductor Solutions, Circuitry Solutions, and Assembly Solutions divisions collaborate in design, implementation, and technical service and provide broad based solutions to ensure success for our partner clients.

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 n­-type process-steps into mass production faster. Our unique low risk approach, ensuring highest yields, bringing satisfaction and success to our partners worldwide.

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.

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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..

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