Meyer Burger and its Group Member Roth & Rau AG have successfully concluded a contract with Hanwha Q Cells, one of Europe’s largest PV providers, for the delivery of MB-PERC upgrade equipment to its production facilities in Germany and Malaysia. Delivery of the systems is planned for late 2014 and the first half of 2015.
Following a successful evaluation phase, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced that, Hanwha Q Cells, has selected the PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) solar cell technology developed by Meyer Burger’s competence center for coating technologies, Roth & Rau AG, for the upgrade of their standard solar cell production technology to their PERC-based Q.ANTUM technology.
The contract is for the delivery of MAiA equipment and PERC technology to Hanwha Q Cells’ manufacturing facilities in Germany and in Malaysia in late 2014 and includes the option for the supply of additional MAiA production systems in early 2015. The implementation of Meyer Burger’s industrially proven PERC upgrade systems, will enable Hanwha Q Cells to significantly increase the efficiency of its high efficiency solar cells such as the Q.ANTUM series under the Q CELLS brand.
PERC technology can averagely improve mono-si solar cell’s efficiency by 0.8%~1%, poly-si solar cell’s efficiency by 0.6%.