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Creating environmental solutions

Manufacturers use various processes such as crystalline silicon, CdTe, CIGS or Silicon Thin Film Technology to produce photovoltaic cells which will capture sunlight and convert into energy. The last ten years has seen significant technology developments to make solar energy economically competitive, with improved efficiencies and lower manufacturing costs.

Edwards is leading the way when it comes to vacuum and abatement for solar applications. We have leveraged our product capabilities and application expertise from the semiconductor field, and either transferred or developed our most advanced technology for photovoltaic manufacturing processes. Our ability to diagnose issues and develop innovative and practical solutions by supporting worldwide leading solar OEMs has given real end user benefits, in quality, product yield and cost.

We are the only manufacturer that can supply photovoltaic manufacturers worldwide with the complete range of dry vacuum pumps, turbomolecular pumps (TMPs) and exhaust management systems for all processes. Either as individual product ranges or fully integrated pump and abatement solutions, our process knowledge and technical expertise within the photovoltaic industry are key factors in helping you maintain delivery and quality requirements.