Solar

First signs of PV revival in China

In the past week Roth & Rau AG has received three new orders to supply SiNA series antireflective coating systems worth € 14.6 million in total.

December 3, 2009--In the past week, Roth & Rau AG has received three new orders to supply SiNA series antireflective PV coating systems worth € 14.6 million in total. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for the second quarter of 2010. The clients are exclusively Chinese customers, and the transaction is viewed as a sign of recovery in the Chinese photovoltaics market.

At € 9.6 million, the largest single order was placed by Yingli Green Energy, which ordered specialist equipment to manufacture a new type of high-efficiency solar cells with a production capacity of 200MWp.

“The Yingli order shows that our intensive research and development activities have enabled us to further boost our innovative strength,” says Dr. Dietmar Roth, CEO of Roth & Rau AG. “Particularly when it comes to innovative cell concepts and novel technologies aimed at achieving greater efficiency, we are viewed worldwide as a competent partner.”
 
Roth & Rau AG is an international supplier of technologies and production equipment for the photovoltaics industry. Its photovoltaic division (PV) focuses on providing antireflective coating facilities as well as fully automated manufacturing lines (turnkey production lines) for the production of crystalline silicon solar cells. Another focus is on the production of coating facilities and turnkey production lines for the production of thin film solar modules. The company’s plasma and ion beam technology division (PIB) produces plasma sources and ion beam sources as well as process systems for plasma and ion beam enhanced thin film and surface processing methods.