- Singulus has announced receiving an order for its wet chemical machines for HJT cells in Europe
- It does not identify the procurer, but calls it a well-known European energy company
- The said client is building a new fab with several GW of HJT capacity and already uses Silex process system of Singulus for its current production
German solar PV equipment manufacturer Singulus Technologies has been contracted to supply its wet-chemical machines for heterojunction (HJT) solar cells to an unidentified major European energy company that’s planning to construct a new fab with ‘several GW’ capacity.
While Singulus did not disclose the identity of the client, it most likely should be Enel Green Power (EGP) of Italy that plans to expand its 200 MW HJT solar cell and module fab to 3 GW annually, with 400 MW to be realized by September 2023. It has also secured a grant agreement for €118 million from the European Commission for the same (see Europe PV News Snippets).
The ‘well-known’ European energy supplier has made the down payment for its order of the Silex process system. Singulus CEO Dr. -Ing. Stefan Rinck said, “Our SILEX process plant has already been successfully used in the customer’s current production for quite some time. In the meantime, we have further optimized our system in order to reduce production costs with a higher throughput and improved process parameters.”
The German company did not provide details of the financial terms or delivery timelines of the order.
Singulus has upgraded its Silex bacth manufacturing system for the production of high efficiency solar cells. The wet chemical process of the new version branded Silex III, Singulus explained, is suitable for all high performance cells as HJT, PERC, TOPCon and IBC due to its modular design.
It has a production capacity of up to 14,000 wafers per hour and caters to all wafer sizes from M0 to M12 plus, as well as for half cells. This helps significantly bring down the chemical consumption along with operating costs and CO2 balance compared to conventional texturing and etching systems.