DGAP-News: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG/ Key word(s): Miscellaneous SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG: The BOD Group, Lithuania, marks the production start of the new line for crystalline solar cells on October 15, 2013 15.10.2013/ 11:00 --------------------------------------------------------------------- - New production line from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIESfor crystalline solar cells is inaugurated - Collaboration to boost cell efficiency agreed - Equipment for PERC upgrade ordered Kahl am Main, October 15, 2013- The 'BOD Group High Technology Center L.I.G.H.T. Wing(Lithuanian of green and high technologies)' will be holding an opening ceremony on October 15, 2013in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, attended by the Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, the German ambassador Matthias MÜlmenstÄdt and the Mayor of Vilnius Arturas Zuokas. The ceremony will focus on the commissioning of a new production line for crystalline solar cells which was supplied by SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES( SINGULUS), Germany. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIEShad signed a contract with the BOD Groupat the start of 2012 for the supply of a production line for solar cells. With this move, SINGULUSdemonstrated the capability existing within the company to bring together expertise in vacuum coating technology and wet chemistry in supplying all key components of a complete cell production line. The main production steps involved in the manufacture of silicon solar cells, such as the wet-chemical facilities for texturing and cleaning as well as the vacuum systems for applying anti-reflective coatings are in-house developments of SINGULUS. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, remarked: ' SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIEShas installed the entire cell production line under the brand name of SOLARE on schedule and has already made cells of an excellent standard during the commissioning phase'. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinckcontinued: 'Our new development agreement with the BOD Groupincludes in particular enhancing cell efficiency and reducing the cost of manufacturing cells. In harness with the BOD Groupas our venture partner, that means that in the future we will be able to offer the basis for manufacturing highly efficient solar cells at a low cost.' Vidmantas Janulevicius, CEO of the BOD Group, declared at the inauguration: 'In commissioning this plant we are very proud to be supporting the goals of expanding renewables in Lithuania, in this specific case photovoltaics. Our collaboration with SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIEShas been hugely successful, as the performance data for the first solar cells tested show. We chose SINGULUSbecause we have been long acquainted with the company as a leading supplier of vacuum technology and we are impressed by the concept of the production line with integral SINGULUSsystems. We also intend to use production plant from SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIESin developing PERC solar cell technology and have already placed orders for the machinery in question'.