22 March 2010
1366 Technologies, a silicon photovoltaics (PV) equipment company, today announced it has partnered with RENA, the PV market leader in wet processing, to incorporate 1366's Self-Aligned Cell technology into a complete cell production process.
"Integrating 1366 Technologies into our existing process clusters will provide customers with higher-performing cells," said Hartmut Nussbaumer, managing director of RENA. RENA's current product line includes the market-leading InTex wet processing system for texturing wafers.
The addition of 1366's proprietary honeycomb-structured texture to the cell production process will yield a significant improvement in absolute cell efficiency. The texture can be used on both mono-crystalline and multi-crystalline wafers, giving cell manufacturers previously unattainable flexibility.
"RENA is one of the leading PV technology companies in the world. This partnership validates the effectiveness of our Self-Aligned Cell technology, opens up new sales channels for us and dramatically compresses our time to market," said Frank van Mierlo, president of 1366 Technologies.