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PV Production Equipment


  • ENF Solar- Equipment Manufacturers Directory

    a-Si, tandem junction a-Si, mono + multi crystalline


    • 3M-MMM on NYSE, Scotchshield used in PV panels.
    • 3 S-Swiss Solar Systems AG, SSS on BRN-Berne exchange, Swiss Valorennummer 2.267.882, ISIN CH0022678822; WKN AOF6EW, symbol S3V, on FSE-Frankfurt Freiverkehrssegment (free market), ETR-Xetra, BER-Berlin/Bremen, MUN-Munich, STU-Stuttgart; modules production and project work. design of and construction of special machines for making PV modules.
    • (C)Amtech Systems Inc-ASYS on NASDAQ, supplies horizontal diffusion furnaces for PV cell manufacture, also machines for wafers, semiconductors, optics, MEMS.
    • A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd-APWR on NASDAQ, distributed power systems, micro-power grids 5-400MW, gearboxes for GE China/GE Drivetrain, builds 2.7MW Fuhrlander turbines since June 09, 80/20 jv with Norwin for building 750kW turbines (expandable to 1.5MW), W2E Wind to Energy GmbH, also solar with acquiring Evatech, a designer + manufacturer of industrial equipment for amorphous-silicon (a-Si) PV panels.
    • Applied Materials-AMAT on NASDAQ, 5.7m2 SunFab Thin Film production line. laboratory equipment for semiconductor industry, nano manufacturing, solar cells, architectural glass. July 2006 buys see-Applied Films. to build a Thin Film solar module production line in New Delhi for see-Moser Baer. 2007 acquires HCT Shaping Systems SA of Switzerland which makes precison wafering systems used in C-Si crystalline systems for $475M. 2008 buys Baccini- capable of processing wafers <120 micrometres thick.
    • ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.- ATA on TSX, large tooling design company, in 1997 bought Matrix Solar and also in 1997 ATS bought Photowatt of France (5% market share in 1997); in 2004 ATS started the Spheral Solar 20MW flexible solar panel plant in Ontario but the 2006 start-up production troubles caused ATS stock to fall May 06, had an agreement with Elk Corp, the biggest roofing and building products co in USA to develop roofing products using Spheral Solar flexible solar cells. Sept 2006 has spun off solar subsidaries Photowatt and troubled Spheral Solar under the combined name see-Photowatt, Photowatt has jv with see-Fujipream to sort out bugs with Spheral Solar production. the planned Sept 06 Photowatt IPO (an IPO of a troubled company?-ie the Spheral Solar part) was cancelled March 2007. ATS is also a major shareholder in see-Canadian Solar.
    • Beijing Jingyuntong Technology Co Ltd.-601908 on SHA, Sept 2011 IPO, silicon industrial park in Beijing, PV equipment, mono + poly furnaces, mono + poly ingots.
    • BTU International Inc.-BTUI on NASDAQ, thermal processing equipment for wafer level equipment.
    • Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG-CTN on FSE, ISIN DE000A0JMMN2, production lines for solar cells and solar silicon-reactors + converters.
    • China Technology Development Group Corp-CDTC on NASDAQ, via Broad Shine Solar Tech Ltd has an SnO2 thin film base plate production line tech for a-Si, also to co-develop Xiamen Bay Solar City (industrial park).
    • Cimetrix-CMXX on OTC, PV2 Standard software for automation in 300mm wafer business.
    • Day4 Energy-DFE on TSX, December 2007 IPO, PV panels, modules, 90MW by end 2008, production line.
    • DuPont-DD on NYSE, makes chemicals and backing paper for panels, 2008 to open a research centre in Hong Kong and an a-Si amorphous silicon thin film PV production plant in Shenzhen. see also CEEG.
    • Entegris Inc-ENTG on NASDAQ, makes wafers and equipment for solar industry. also equipment to purify, protect, and transport materials. 33 locations worldwide.
    • Ferrotech Corporation-6890 on JSD, specialty equipment used in vacuum rotary feedthrough equipment in PV industry.
    • Flextronics-FXI on FSE, FLEX on NASDAQ, Singapore co, electronics manufacturing, working with see-CMC Magnetics.
    • Fujipream- 4237 on Tokyo JASDAQ, parts manufacturer for flat panel displays + solar products. 2006 jv with Clean Venture 21 Corp and see-ATS/Spheral Solar/see-Photowatt to work out bugs in Spheral Solar production equipment.
    • GT Solar International Ltd-SOLR on NASDAQ, July 23 2008 IPO, production equipment for crystalline wafers.
    • Icos Vision Systems NV- IVISF on NASDAQ OTC, IVIS on EBR Brussels, inspection equipment for manufacturing of crystalline pv production lines.
    • IPS Ltd- 051820 on SEO, reactive iron etching equipment.
    • Jabil Circuit Inc.-JBL on NYSE, semiconductor co, to build see-Day4 production lines.
    • Kitagawa Seiki Co Ltd-code 6327 on JSD, large co, solar division makes equipment for making wafers.
    • Komax Holding AG-KOMN on SWX, automated assembly machines including solar.
    • Meyer Burger Technology AG-MBTN on SWX, band and wire saws for wafers.
    • Sez Holding AG- SEZN on SWX, security #1 235 206, wet wafer surface preparation equipment for electronics industry.
    • Manz Automation AG-M5Z on FSE, automation for production of silicon solar cells.
    • (W)Mosel Vitelic Inc-2342 on TPE, MOSLF on OTC.PK, MSVD on LON. Taiwan, DRAM chipmaker, 6" wafer equipment maker. to get into solar cells in 2008. dividends.
    • MOTECH Taiwan Automatic Corp- code 8189 on TPE Emerging Companies List (was once 6244.TWO on Taiwan OTC). IPO March 2003., 200MW solar cells/year end 2006. high end test + measurement equipment, solar division in 1999, 11th largest solar cell manufacturer in 2003, 9th largest in 2005, 2005- 200MW/year of single and multi crystalline cells, power division, PV installation, into China. 2006 jv with MEMC in silicon wafer plant?, wafer supply from REC.
    • Nabtesco Corp- 6268 on TSE, industrial products co, has a new dry vacuum pump used in the production of wafers. see also wind.
    • National Semiconductor Ltd-NSM on NYSE, SolarMagic Tech PV array efficiency management system under development for shading/debris/panel-to-panel mismatch.
    • Nippei Toyama Corp- NTC- 6130 on TSE, wire saws and slurry system equipment for wafer industry.
    • Nissin Electric Co. Ltd.- 6641 on TSE, electric power equipment, IT tech, Electron Beam Processing Equip, Ion Implanters, 3kW-300kW PV systems and inverters.
    • NPC-6255 on TSE 3, vacuum laminator and packaging machines for solar cells.
    • (TJ)Oerlikon Corporation AG-UNAX on SWX, OERL on VTX Viena, Swiss co. PV thin film production lines for tandem junction amorphous silicon modules, surface coating, vacuum production equipment. rebranded from see-Unaxis. 2008-to open Singapore facility. (customers include: CMC Magnetics, Sanyo, Yingli)
    • PVA TePla AG-WKN 746100, ISIN DE0007461006 on Xetra, FSE, others; equipment, crystal growth systems.
    • PV Enterprise AB-PVE on Stockholm, PV panels.
    • Roth + Rau AG-WKN AOJCZ5, symbol R8R, ISIN DE000A0JCZ51 on Xetra, FSE, others, equipment for making crystalline and thin film solar cells.
    • Rudolph Technologies Inc-RTEC on NASDAQ, wafer processing + thin film defect inspection equipment.
    • Siemens Ag- WKN 723610 on Xetra. ticker also on DAX, London, Paris &other European markets, Siemens Reactors. was the worlds largest solar co. In Jan. 2002 sold Siemens und Shell Solar GmbH, one part of it's solar business, a solar j.v with E.ON and Shell Renewables to Shell. no longer makes solar cells but builds decentralized power supply systems. big research department.
    • Spire Corporation- SPIR on NASDAQ-NM, worlds leading supplier of manufacturing equipment for making pv modules. (Note: confusingly similar is Spire Corp. code SINQF on OTC but this is not the same). recent sales to Unison, Korea/ Prisolartec GmbH, Germany/ EMMVEE Solar Systems, India/ Nisshinbo, Japan/ Hyundai, Korea/ PA.Sol Italia SpA, September 2006 introduces 100MW turnkey solar module production line.
    • SPX Corporation-SPW on NYSE, industrial engineering + production co. Kayex tech for crystal growing (ingot) equipment. 'to develop innovative customer solutions and to improve the quality of life in the world around us'.
    • STMicroelectronics-STM on NYSE, STM on EPA, thin film PV jv called 3Sun with see-Sharp and see-Enel.
    • STR Holdings Inc, no web, PVS on NYSE, encapsulants- sheets and films for holding solar panels together.
    • Suss MicroTec AG-WKN 722670, ISIN DE0007226706, SMH on ETR,FSE, others, lithography, bonding equipment, test equipment
    • Huber + Suhner AG, no web, HUBRF on OTC Pink, to develop smart solar products with see-National Semiconductor.
    • Yamaichi Electronics-6941 on TSE, electronic components including solar cell connectors factory in China.

    CVD -Chemical Vapour Deposition for thin film (a-Si, crystalline, III-V, 3D)


    • Advanced Energy Industries Inc-AEIS on NASDAQ, gas flow control devices used in plasma based thin-film processing equipment, power conversion and control equipment.
    • Applied Films-was AFCO on NASDAQ, high tech Nano manufacturing technology. sputter technology/physical vapour deposition thin film equipment. July 2006 bought by see-Applied Materials.
    • Applied Materials-AMAT on NASDAQ, laboratory equipment for semiconductor industry, nano manufacturing, solar cells, architectural glass. July 2006 buys see-Applied Films. to build a Thin Film solar module production line in New Delhi for see-Moser Baer. 2007 acquires HCT Shaping Systems SA of Switzerland which makes precison wafering systems used in C-Si crystalline systems for $475M.
    • Aixtron AG-WKN 506620, symbol AIX on ETR, FSE, others, ISIN DE0005066203; also ADS on NASDAQ, symbol AIXG, WKN B06JQB3, ISIN US0096061041; nano-scale metal-organic vapour phase epitaxy machines.
    • Arrowhead Research Corp-ARWR on NASDAQ, subsidiary Unidym and Nippon Kayaku Co- makes carbon nanotube based electrodes for thin film solar cells. Also makes pharmaceuticals, car crash bags, fine chemicals, fireworks.
    • Bloo Solar, not on markets, equipment for TCO (Transparent Conductive Oxide -see-Oerlikon) CVD, using Bloo's "Solar Brush" 3D architecture thin film system.
    • Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG-CTN on FSE, ISIN DE000A0JMMN2, production lines for solar cells and solar silicon-reactors + converters.
    • CVD Equipment Corp-CVV on NASDAQ, was CVV on AMEX until August 07, manufactures chemical vapour deposition and gas control equipment.
    • Jusung Engineering Co Ltd-036930 on KDQ Seoul, chemical vapour deposition equipment (CVD) for poly-crystalline and amorphous solar cells. April 28, 2008 jv with TF Solar and Goldstone Intratech for a thin film PV plant in Hyderabad.
    • Nissin Electric Co. Ltd.- 6641 on TSE, electric power equipment, IT tech, Electron Beam Processing Equip, Ion Implanters, 3kW-300kW PV systems and inverters.
    • Oerlikon Corporation AG-UNAX on SWX, OERL on VTX Viena, Swiss co. PV thin film production lines for tandem junction amorphous silicon modules, surface coating, vacuum production equipment. rebranded from see-Unaxis. 2008-to open Singapore facility.
    • Roth + Rau AG-WKN AOJCZ5, symbol R8R, ISIN DE000A0JCZ51 on Xetra, FSE, others, equipment for making crystalline and thin film solar cells.
    • Showa Shell Co Ltd- 6384 on TSE, equipment for thin film coating including sputtering equipment.
    • Solar Applied Materials Technology Co-1785 on Taiwan, sputtering thin film equipment
    • Solar Thin Films Inc., no web, -SLTN on OTC, solar panel equipment for thin film on glass, 2006- 4 turnkey plants constructed. formerly American United Global Inc.
    • Suss MicroTec AG-WKN 722670, ISIN DE0007226706, SMH on ETR,FSE, others, lithography, bonding equipment, test equipment
    • TCO-Transparent Conductive Oxide process, unique to see-Oerlikon Corporation AG
    • ULVAC Inc.-6728 on TSE, turnkey thin film PV production lines for G5 sized glass substrates, plasma enhanced CVD, laser scribers, sputtering equipment, encapsulation.
    • Veeco Instruments Inc.- VECO on NASDAQ GS, vapour deposition systems.

    PV Module Recycling


    • Japan- Kitakyushu City recycling.