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Heterojunction solar cells go big

Driving the development of high performance heterojunction solar cells from R&D up to industrial mass production. PES asks Meyer Burger to bring us up to date on the continuous improvement which is enabling high efficiencies and reduced costs.

At the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, a climate agreement was signed by 194 countries. Subsequently, these ratifying countries have set ambitious clean energy goals for the years to come. In order to keep up with the resulting growing demand for photovoltaic products,

PV manufacturers along the entire value chain are expanding their production capacities tremendously. When acquiring PV manufacturing equipment, the focus lies on reducing production costs and increasing energy yield.

With this in mind, Meyer Burger has developed the industry-proven Heterojunction Technology (HJT) and in doing so is setting the industry standard in the field of solar cell coating. Meyer Burger is continuously improving the HJT production process, today achieving an impressive > 23% in cell efficiency with minimal production costs by reducing the number of manufacturing steps compared to standard cell processes.

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