Yingli, ECN, Amtech To Collaborate On High-Efficiency Solar Cells

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Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd., the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and Amtech Systems Inc. have signed a three-party research collaboration agreement to develop next-generation, high-efficiency solar cells.

The joint project under the agreement endeavors to develop and implement high-efficiency N-type silicon solar cells, named PANDA, at Yingli Green Energy's pilot production line in Baoding, China.

The cells will utilize the cell design of ECN, the solar diffusion technology and dry PSG removal expertise of Tempress Systems Inc. (Amtech's solar subsidiary) and Yingli Green Energy's cell process technology. The construction of the pilot production line does not require significant capital expense, as it only makes moderate changes on the current production lines, the companies note.

SOURCES: Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd., ECN, Amtech Systems Inc.

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