22 November 2017
Singulus supplying several TENUIS II CIGS solar module production systems to Chinese customer
Singulus Technologies AG of Kahl am Main, Germany (which makes production equipment for the optical disc and solar sectors) has signed a contract with the subsidiary of a major listed energy company and solar module manufacturer in China to supply several TENUIS II systems for wet-chemical coating processing in copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) solar module production. The firm has already received the agreed payment on account. The contract volume is in the higher single-digit millions.
“Our company offers solutions for all important steps in the manufacture of CIGS solar modules,” notes CEO Dr Stefan Rinck.
Singulus reckons that its patented buffer layer coating technique is an efficient approach to the wet-chemical coating of CIGS thin-film solar modules. The second generation of TENUIS production systems has a modular cluster design, which both significantly reduces the footprint and permits the simultaneous one-sided coating of two substrates. The new, unique concept for metering and temperature control brings a further reduction in processing time, yielding the advantage of a substantially higher throughput for the production system.