The integration of both front side anti-reflection coating and rear side passivation coating into a single system not only reduces the complexity of solar cell production, it also reduces operating costs and the overall manufacturing footprint resulting in a further sustainable decrease in PV manufacturing costs.
As a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules with extensive production experience on Meyer Burger’s industrialized MAiA platform, LONGi Solar Technology has placed the first order for Meyer Burger’s MAiA EVO system for the manufacture of high quality PERC solar cells.
“We are very satisfied with the performance of Meyer Burger’s MAiA 2.1 and we strongly believe that the integrated MAiA EVO system is the ideal solution to further decrease our manufacturing costs and support us as we expand our production volume of highest quality PERC cells,” Li Zhenguo, president of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd., said.
“We are very honored that LONGi, who is a market leader in PV production, has selected our innovative MAiA EVO as their technology of choice,” Michael Escher, Meyer Burger chief commercial officer, said. “With this new system, we can provide our customers with an integrated, innovative cell coating solution from a single supplier.”
The first MAiA EVO is scheduled to be delivered, installed and commissioned during the second half of 2017.