Indeotec has announced an order from Enel for a combined PECVD-PVD cluster tool for its 3Sun Gigafactory in Catania, Italy. The tool, based on Indeotec’s Octopus II platform, will be used at Enel’s new R&D lab, with delivery planned for Q2-2023.
The Octopus II tool enables full processing of heterojunction solar cells with PECVD and PVD layers on a single platform. The excellent thickness and opto-electronic features of the deposited layers, combined with wide process windows, are necessary to reach best-in-class efficiencies in heterojunction and tandem cell technologies. The fully automated machine is designed in cluster form to provide the highest process flexibility needed for R&D purposes in line with future cell designs. To date, more than 10 machines have been delivered to labs worldwide and have proven to be highly robust.
Dr. Omid Shojaei, Indeotec CEO, commented: “We are delighted to have received this order from Enel for its new laboratory and look forward to supporting future technology developments at its advanced manufacturing facility. Our current market traction underlines our capability to deliver highly reliable machines to our customers and support them throughout the entire process, from requirement specification through development of new releases, to process trouble shooting and performance enhancement.”