One of the main themes at the Technology Day 2017 is Meyer Burger’s focus on innovation and the role its technologies have played in shaping the PV industry. A highlight of the visit was the premiere of the champion 334.9 watt module as precisely measured and confirmed by TÜV Rheinland - Solar Energy Assessment Center Cologne (SEACC) and based on Heterojunction (HJT) cell technology and SmartWire Connection Technology (SWCT).
The HJT solar cells in the 60-cell glass/white backsheet module were processed on an industrial manufacturing line operating at Meyer Burger in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany.
The production line uses Meyer Burger’s fully industrialized HELiA PECVD and PVD process equipment using only six process steps.
“Today with our cost-competitive Meyer Burger HJT and SWCT technologies, we continuously achieve an average of 320 watt with best modules above 330 watt,” said Dr. Gunter Erfurt, CTO at Meyer Burger.
The company confirms that the strong momentum in incoming orders that it experienced during the first half of 2017 has been ongoing. In the period from January to October 2017, total incoming orders have increased by 26% compared to the same period of last year and reached CHF 503 million ($135 million).