MVSystems (MVS) recently received a new order for its cluster tool system from Hebei University in Baoding, China. The system is set to be used for the advancement of solar cells using amorphous and nano-crystalline silicon materials. Concurrent to the Hebei University order, MVS also received an order from the University of Toledo, Ohio for an added chamber in order to increase the capability of its cluster tool for rigid and flexible substrates, which MVS installed in 2009.
In addition to its new tool orders, MVS was granted an extension for its research and development in solar to hydrogen conversion. Conducted in a partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the R&D is focused on developing WO3, CIGS and amorphous carbide photoelectrode driven by thin-film Si tandem solar cells.