A Roadmap for the Future of Cell Development: Innovative Industrial Approaches

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
10:00 am - 11:45 am
Messe München
Hall A2, Booth A2.409

Wafer, cell and module production technology is constantly evolving. With a market share of around 95 percent, silicon-based solar modules dominate the global market. While the passivated emitter and rear cell concept (PERC) is the working horse of the industry, we are now seeing a transition towards new technologies: The global production of tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon), silicon heterojunction (SHJ) and interdigitated back contact (IBC) cells has already reached GW level.

European machine manufacturers are the leading suppliers of solutions for the global market. Their innovative equipment has been developed to enable the high-quality, efficient production of solar cells. In this session, machine and equipment suppliers will be talking with European cell manufacturers about the state-of-the art of production technology and the future trends in the beyond-TW-scale market.

10:00 am - 10:15 amWelcome and Introduction

Dr. Puzant Baliozian, Project Manager, VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment

10:15 am - 10:30 am3SUN Gigafactory: An Innovative and Sustainable Champion in PV Manufacturing Industry

Mr. Cosimo Gerardi, CTO, 3SUN

10:30 am - 10:45 amLeading-edge Stringing Technology for Copper Concepts Towards a Sustainable TeraWatt Market

Mrs. Lisa Hirvonen, Product Manager, FuturaSun srl

10:45 am - 11:00 amInnovations in Equpment Solutions for the State of the Art Advanced Cell Architectures

Dr. Christian Buchner, VP Business Unit PV, Gebr. SCHMID GmbH

11:00 am - 11:15 amNewest Generation of High Throughput Vacuum Deposition Tools for Latest Solar Applications

Mr. Jan Krausmann, Product Manager, Singulus Technologies AG

11:15 am - 11:30 amTackling Challenges in the PV Production by PVD Technology

Dr. Sebastian Gatz, VP Photovoltaics, VonArdenne

11:30 am - 11:45 amWet Chemical Innovation in TOPCon and SHJ Cell Processing

Dr. Holger H. Kuehnlein, SVP Technology & Innovation, RENA Technologies GmbH, Germany

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