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7 October 2009


Azur qualifies Veeco MOCVD system for production ramp of triple junction solar cells

Azur Space Solar Power GmbH of Heilbronn, Germany has production qualified a TurboDisc Arsenic Phosphide (As/P) MOCVD system supplied by Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA. Azur will use the new system, the first of several from Veeco to be installed, to produce III-V-on-germanium based CPV solar cells for terrestrial applications.

“We selected Veeco’s MOCVD systems for their ability to provide reliable large volume production of high efficiency triple junction solar cells with the lowest cost of ownership,” said Klaus-Dieter Rasch, Azur’s CEO.

Veeco’s As/P MOCVD Systems feature proprietary in-situ metrology, RealTemp 200, which the firm says enables superior material quality and process efficiency from direct real-time wafer temperature control, fast gas switching for strict control of interface abruptness, and vacuum loadlock automation for highest productivity.

“We are pleased that our TurboDisc system has been qualified for production at Azur for their increased capacity needs,” added Bill Miller, senior vice president, general manager of Veeco's MOCVD operations.

See related item:

Fraunhofer ISE raises multi-junction solar cell efficiency record to 41.1%

See: Veeco Company Profile

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