Vacuuum Coating Equipment & Expertise

Electricity is a prerequisite for prosperity and progress. And electrical energy from renewable sources such as photovoltaics has become an essential building block in the energy mix. According to all forecasts, photovoltaics will be expanded to a much greater extent in the coming years.

The focus will be on two factors:  higher productivity and increasing the efficiency of converting sunlight into electricity. At the same time, this increase in productivity and efficiencies must be accompanied by resource-conserving use of the necessary materials.

Contribution to the expansion of photovoltaics

Our contribution is highly productive vacuum coating equipment, which our customers use to manufacture solar cells or solar modules. The systems are tailored to their requirements and are suitable for different materials and formats. And they are scalable, meaning that processes from research and pilot production can be transferred to larger plants for mass production.

Major international manufacturers of crystalline and thin-film solar modules use our equipment for their production. They benefit from our experience and expertise as market leader.

We also work closely with our customers to develop the next generation of modules that will be even more efficient.

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Equipment with high productivity

due to short cycle times & high availability

Unique scalability

of equipment & technologies

Our customers are leading

due to low cost per watt

Successful kick off: Sustainability Network Dresden meets at VON ARDENNE

On November 22, 2022, VON ARDENNE hosted the first meeting of the Sustainability Network Dresden, which was launched on the initiative of the Dresden…

Digital Solutions for Resource Efficiency in Glass Coating

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Automated process stabilization for glass coating - with VA PROCESSMASTER

In this video, Harald Hagenström, vice president glass, introduces the VA PROCESSMASTER. This tool enables our customers to create complex and…

VON ARDENNE at the AVS 2022 - Key Takeaways

This video provides some insights into the AVS68 in Pittsburgh. Brian Cohen and Daniel Radach from VON ARDENNE North America talk about their…

Coating Equipment for Precision Optical Coatings

A crucial prerequisite for precision optics to function is high-precision coatings that make use of the interference properties and, thereby, provide…

What makes electron-beam assisted PVD coating so special?

The ability to coat a multitude of surfaces with specific materials is extremely important for providing technologies and products for our everyday…

Perovskite PV: Status, Importance and Manufacturing Technologies

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What is the most efficient way to melt refractory and reactive metals?

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Magnetron Sputtering: How It Began and How VON ARDENNE Became a Technology Pioneer

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VIDEO: Future Trends in Photovoltaics | Cleantech Conversations

In this first episode of our new series Cleantech Conversations, we have interviewed Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief at pv magazine about future…

Trade fairs
13.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
nPV Workshop Delft 2023

Delft, Technical University

08.05.2023 - 11.05.2023
SVC Washington 2023

Booth: 420
Washington (DC), Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

24.05.2023 - 26.05.2023
SNEC Shanghai 2023

Booth: E4 / 310
Shanghai, New International Expo Center 

06.06.2023 - 08.06.2023
Tandem PV Workshop Chambéry 2023

Chambéry, Convention Center Le Manège

11.06.2023 - 16.06.2023
IEEE PVSC Conference Puerto Rico 2023

San Juan, Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

Contact persons
Dr. Sebastian Gatz

Vice President Photovoltaics VON ARDENNE GmbH