Varian believed it has joined with numerous leading Chinese PV makers to include Solion patterned ion implantation into volume producing by mid-year. Varian has recognized commitments with over seven Chinese PV manufacturers who see Solion’s potential for speed up their drive to grid equivalence by carry out the accuracy and control needed for high efficiency cells while simplifying the manufacturing development to decrease the in general charge per watt.
Solion facilitates and enables solar module manufacturers to get an amalgamation of enlarged cell efficiency at lower production price by substituting conventional diffusion doping processes with ion implant. Besides that, to greater precision and process control for improved junction feature, this advancement removes manifold manufacturing pace, improves cell equality, and enables extensively tighter binning.
Early Solion users have already accepted the enabling patterned implant technology to make crystalline solar cells in volume with conversion efficiencies over 19 percent. Patterned implantation offer an apparent roadmap to efficiencies of 22 percent at reduced charges per watt.
"The strong market significance in Solion from so many Chinese PV manufacturers additional validates the cost of implant for manufacturing high efficiency, low cost solar cells," believed Varian’s Chief Executive Officer Gary Dickerson. "We are very eager to be joined with some of the market leaders in the rapid rising region for production of solar cells. The combination of local manufacturing know-how with Varian’s technology leadership and outstanding support will enable the PV industry to acquire a massive step forward towards getting grid parity."
Solion illustrates on Varian’s 35-year history of leadership in ion implant for the semiconductor industry, as well as the industry standard Varian VIISta® product line, which has over 1,200 units in the field. However, Solion is a entirely innovative platform that reflects the requirements and priority of PV module manufacturers, as well as the new talent to perform patterning and doping in a single step using proprietary Precision Patterned Implant (PPI™) technology.
Solion clients also gain from Varian’s exceedingly considered universal service organization, having succeeded and won the coveted VLSI Research Award for 13 of the last 14 years. Which is a really great achievement of the company?