Nines PV has secured €3 million in new funding to help bring its novel, universal etching/texturing process for solar PV manufacturing to market. ADE (Atmospheric Dry Etching) is the latest innovation from Nines.
The €3 million investment is coming from InnoEnergy and supports the development of a high throughput industrial ADE production tool that is planned to be installed with leading Tier-1 PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS in early 2019. The pilot tool will be installed at the Hanwha Q CELLS Headquarters for Technology and Innovation in Thalheim, Germany. To support these activities Nines PV has started a new collaboration with a well know machine builder, NTS from Eindhoven in Holland.
"Together with the productization expertise and manufacturing capabilities of NTS, and the ongoing PV cell processing support from long-time collaborator Fraunhofer ISE we believe Nines will be ready to play a major role in the upcoming new wave of PV cell production expansions" - Nines PV CEO - Edward Duffy