Having launched its selective emitter processing technology at EU PVSEC last September, Schmid Group has said that it has received confirmed orders for related equipment, the equivalent of 1.5GW of solar cell production. The company claims that due to its simpler wet chemistry processes it has become the market leader of selective emitter technology.
Schmid said that since EU PVSEC order intake is exceeding all expectations with the majority of enquiries coming from Korea, India, China, Taiwan as well as many parts of Europe.
The company reiterated that numerous trials carried out at their own technology centre together with additional tests and reports published by their research partner, the University of Constance, prove that the efficiency of multi-crystalline wafers has been increased by 0.4 % and that of mono-crystalline wafers by 0.8 %.
Its inline selective emitter cell technology, known as ‘inSECT’, is claimed to be easy to integrate in existing manufacturing lines, which is another reason for its high-interest levels. Throughput of the insect line is said to be 2,200/wph.