Singulus Technologies, Germany-based, to supply Lithuania's BOD Group High Technology Center L.I.G.H.T Wing (Lithuanian of green and high technologies) with a production line for its crystalline solar cells.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius with German ambassador to Lithuania, Matthias MÜlmenstÄdt and the Mayor of Vilnius, Arturas Zuokas will be attending the opening ceremony in Vilnius to commemorate the commissioning of a new production line for crystalline solar cells in the Lithuanian capital.
Singulus Technologies will be rendering all key factors of the production line, comprising manufacture of the silicon solar cells as well as supply of the wet-chemical facilities required for texturing and cleaning, as well as the vacuum systems for applying anti-reflective coatings.
"Singulus Technologies has 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," said president and CEO of Singulus Technologies, Stefan Rinck. "Our new development agreement with the BOD Group includes in particular enhancing cell efficiency and reducing the cost of manufacturing cells. In harness with the BOD Group as 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."
CEO of the BOD Group, Vidmantas Janulevicius, added: "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 Technologies has been hugely successful, as the performance data for the first solar cells tested show.
We chose Singulus because 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 Singulus systems. We also intend to use the production plant from Singulus Technologies in developing PERC solar cell technology and have already placed orders for the machinery in question."