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Photovoltaic Ingot Growth Systems

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GT Advanced Technologies is the PV industry’s trusted leader in ingot growth furnaces and technology. GT offers unmatched expertise in crystal growth process and mechanical and control system design to deliver reliable and production proven systems that meet the needs of today’s high volume solar wafer manufacturers. With established global service and support resources, GT helps customers keep their systems performing at peak levels of throughput and productivity.

GT offers a family of innovative ingot growth systems – including the DSS™450HP, DSS™650, DSS™450 MonoCast™ and HiCz™ (in development) - to address the broad needs of PV manufacturers in today’s evolving market. The DSS™450HP and DSS™650 produce high quality multicrystalline ingots while MonoCast™ and HiCz™ are designed to enable the industry’s shift in focus to higher cell efficiencies with high quality monocrystalline material.

GT’s DSS furnaces are the solar industry standard, with over 3,100 units shipped worldwide. The DSS architecture provides customers with an upgrade path to higher levels of productivity and performance, which lowers the cost of photovoltaic manufacturing and provides a higher return on investment.

GT HiCz™ systems produce low cost monocrystalline ingots for high-efficiency solar cells. GT will be supplying HiCz™ equipment to the market starting in the second half of CY2012. The HiCz™ tool will be offered for the production of Ga doped ingots (p-type) and P doped ingots (n-type)

GT Advanced Technologies’ crystalline growth products are:

  • DSS™650 Crystalline Ingot
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