The manufacturer of semiconductors materials, RIBER, has signed a million euro contract with Singulus Technologies, developer of innovative industrial solutions for the solar industry. RIBER will provide Singulus Technologies with its Selenium evaporator, the Jet 40K Selenium, a linear evaporator which is able to evaporate material along a surface.
Selenium is one of the key element for making CIGS thin-film solar cells used in the solar PV industry. CIGS thin films are made using large roll-to-roll or inline machines that deposit materials onto glass or substrate film moving at a high speed above the evaporators.
These Jet 40K Selenium evaporators will be installed on Singulus Technologies' several evaporation machines. They will equip a new Chinese plant in its production of hundreds of MW of CIGS solar panel per year.
As per the contract conditions, RIBER will deliver these evaporators in batches during the first half of 2017.
This contract is the result of the successful operation of Jet 40K Selenium evaporators. They have been used for several years to produce CIGS thin-films in Germany and the USA, and are providing high quality and high thickness uniformity across a large area of substrate film at high throughput.