Indeotec has received the first order and down payment for its Octopus II plasma processing equipment.
Octopus II was first unveiled at PVSEC in Hamburg and is the successor to Indeotec’s popular Octopus I. The new tool measures 300mm x 400mm and is characterized by eight PECVD, PVD, heating and customised chambers clustered round a central unit.
“Octopus offers the capability of processing entire solar cell device inside one system without breaking the vacuum between the various PECVD and PVD steps and is a unique process development and pilot production tool,” Indeotec CEO Dr. Omid Shojaei said. “PV-Lab has recently published 20.6% for HJ c-Si exclusively using Octopus for absorbers layers depositions”.
Following on from this successful round of testing, PV-Lab-EPFL has placed a follow-up order for two additional PECVD to help with its development of Hetero-Junction c-Si and TF-Si.