Russian Photovoltaics Manufacturer Hevel goes heterojunction with SINGULUS SILEX II

Kahl am Main, July 08, 2016 – SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has received orders from the largest Russian photovoltaics manufacturer, Hevel LLC (Hevel), for the delivery of production machines for high-performance solar cells (heterojunction). The signed contracts include processing equipment of the SILEX II type for the wet-chemical treatment of heterojunction solar cells as well as additional supply units.

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, remarks: “We are very pleased to receive an order from the leading Russian solar manufacturer for our SILEX II processing machine. The order includes the delivery of a production system with a capacity of more 5000 wafer per hour. In the past couple of years, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has extensively invested in the further development of this machine and was able to win numerous new customers due to the high performance and modern process technology provided by this machine.”

The delivery of the systems and machines will be completed in the next couple of months. With the equipment, Hevel intends to transform its production site in Russia with 160 megawatt annual production capacity to the production of high-performance solar modules. Accordingly, Hevel will convert its existing production for a-Si thin-film solar cells, to the production of the new heterojunction, high-performance solar cells. The required process know-how for the manufacturing of heterojunction solar cells is provided by the own Hevel R&D center.

Background Hevel Solar

Hevel LLC (a joint venture of the Renova Group and OJSC Rusnano founded in 2009) is the largest integrated solar power company in Russia.
The company has its own manufacturer of thin-film solar PV modules located in Novocheboksarsk (Chuvash Republic), with the capacity to manufacture 97.5 MW of solar modules annually. The company’s development unit engages in the design and construction of solar power plants of varying capacity, and of autonomous hybrid power installations.

The company integrates R&D Center (St .Petersburg), the only scientific organization in Russia, which specializes in research and development in solar energy.

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