Thun, 20 July 2017
Meyer Burger continues its leadership of PERC market with innovative expansion of its industrialized MAiA® production platform. First order for the new MAiA® EVO received from solar industry leader LONGi Solar Technology.
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd today announced the successful launch of its new MAiA® EVO system as well as the receipt of an order for the first MAiA® EVO from LONGi Solar Technology (Taizhou) Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd. The innovative MAiA® EVO combines the advantages of the MAiA® platform for rear side coating of PERC solar cells with the SiNA® platform for front side cell coating and translates directly into substantial cost savings for photovoltaic manufacturers. The pioneering 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. The MAiA® EVO is poised to become the technology of choice for PV cell manufacturers who are building up new PERC cell production capacities.
Collaboration with LONGi
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.
Mr Li Zhenguo, President of LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd, commented: “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. The PV market is very competitive and an innovative solution like the MAiA® EVO enables us to successfully remain ahead of the industry.”
Meyer Burger Chief Commercial Officer Michael Escher stated: “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. With this new system, we can provide our customers with an integrated, innovative cell coating solution from a single supplier. While Meyer Burger continues to maintain its extraordinary market position with PERC, our new MAiA® EVO opens up an exciting opportunity to further expand our market share in the competitive front side anti-reflection coating market.”
The first MAiA® EVO is scheduled to be delivered, installed and commissioned during the second half of 2017.
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