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Posted: March 17, 2009

ENN Produces China's First 5.7 sqm Tandem Junction Solar Panels on Applied Materials SunFab Thin Film Line

(Nanowerk News) ENN Solar Energy Co., Ltd. announced today that it has produced China’s first 5.7m2 high-efficiency, tandem junction thin film photovoltaic (PV) panels using a SunFab™ Thin Film Line, rated at 60 megawatts per year, supplied by Applied Materials, Inc. Working together at ENN’s leading-edge facility in Langfang, China, ENN and Applied achieved this milestone just five months after equipment installation. These ultra-large PV panels are nearly four times larger than conventional modules on the market and use Applied’s innovative tandem junction technology to deliver significantly higher conversion efficiencies at competitive costs.
“By combining the high efficiency of tandem junction technology with ultra-large 5.7m2 substrates, we’re able to deliver modules that dramatically reduce installed cost per watt,” said Dr. Rick Wan, General Manager of ENN Solar. “Our close association with Applied Materials has enabled ENN to build a winning platform, combining our next-generation solar technology with our world-class manufacturing capability.”
“We are committed to delivering the highest level of technology innovation and manufacturing excellence to our customers,” said Dr. Randhir Thakur, senior vice president and general manager of Applied Materials’ SunFab Thin Film Solar and Display Business Group. “ENN’s rapid ramp from equipment installation to producing tandem junction panels is an example of the unique capabilities that Applied delivers – unparalleled research and development, technology and manufacturing innovation, and global service and support for our customers.”
About ENN Solar Energy
ENN Solar Energy – a member of ENN Group – is a leader in the manufacturing of large-size thin film module products. The company produces and markets high performance silicon thin film modules of up to 5.7m2 per panel at low cost. Focusing on technology innovation and the environmental improvement, ENN Solar's mission is to make clean renewable energy more affordable and available worldwide. Learn more at www.ennsolar.com.
Source: Applied Materials (press release)