Hanwha Solar America has placed an order for a multi-chamber research tool with plasma etch and deposition tool manufacturer Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology. The PlasmaPro System100 will be installed at Hanwha Solar America’s Advanced PV Research Laboratory in Santa Clara, California and enable research into new materials, cell concepts and process characterisation for crystalline silicon cell development.
“We have recently established a cutting-edge advanced R&D centre in the US for breakthrough technological studies in photovoltaics as part of our global research and development network,” Hanwha Solar America’s Lab Director, Dr. Paul Basore, said.
“This order from Hanwha Solar cements our position as a leading provider of research and development equipment to leading corporate as well as academic organisations globally. Through our advanced technology and service we are working towards improving and creating a sustainable world,” added Stuart Mitchell, the vice president at Oxford Instruments America.