RENA wins major alkaline texturing tool order from LERRI Solar

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
RENA noted that the tool order included its ‘BatchTex’ texturing tools that provide high-throughput IPA free alkaline texturing and its ‘InOxSide+’ Inline systems that combine junction isolation and rear side smoothing for high efficiency solar cells. Image: RENA Technologies

Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier RENA Technologies has secured a significant tool order from China-based LERRI Solar said to be in the double-digit million euro range to meet more than 2GW of monocrystalline PERC solar cell production. 

RENA noted that the tool order included its ‘BatchTex’ texturing tools that provide high-throughput IPA free alkaline texturing and its ‘InOxSide+’ Inline systems that combine junction isolation and rear side smoothing for high efficiency solar cells.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

“Our successful long-term business relationship and the outstanding characteristics of the RENA tools convinced us to place the order with RENA,” said Jack Zou, General
Manager at Xi'An Longi Silicon Materials Corp. 

LERRI Solar is a subsidiary of Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of monocrystalline silicon wafers. LONGi had already announced plans in July, 2015 to build a new large-scale manufacturing complex in Taizhou City, Jiangsu, China as part of its 2GW plans of integrated cell and module production. 

Subsequently, LONGi raised around US$290 million via a private placement of new shares to fund the ground-up manufacturing complex through several expansion phases expected to take several years to complete.

“The project award is an important achievement, demonstrating again the leading market position of RENA Technologies new equipment generation for wet processes in solar cell manufacturing” states Dr. Tobias Luecke, CEO of RENA.

LERRI Solar is also expanding cell and module capacity in Malaysia to 500MW.

8 October 2024
PV Tech has been running an annual PV CellTech Conference since 2016. PV CellTech USA, on 8-9 October 2024 is our second PV CellTech conference dedicated to the U.S. manufacturing sector. The event in 2023 was a sell out success and 2024 will once again gather the key stakeholders from PV manufacturing, equipment/materials, policy-making and strategy, capital equipment investment and all interested downstream channels and third-party entities. The goal is simple: to map out PV manufacturing in the U.S. out to 2030 and beyond.

Read Next

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
March 12, 2024
Frankfurt, Germany
Upcoming Webinars
March 13, 2024
9am EDT / 1pm GMT / 2pm CET
Solar Media Events
March 19, 2024
Texas, USA