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

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

Customer Portal "myVA" Now Available

It's here: the myVA Customer Portal. VON ARDENNE has developed it with the aim of simplifying interactions, providing valuable insights and increasing…

Accelerating PV production with VON ARDENNE: Market leader for PVD coating technology scales portfolio for next-level gigawatt production of high-efficiency solar cells

VON ARDENNE will present the next expansion stage of its highly productive PVD1 coating systems for the manufacturing of high-efficiency cells at the…

VIDEO: Development & Status of R&D in Photovoltaics | Cleantech Conversations

In this second episode of our series Cleantech Conversations, we have invited Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz from Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany.…

Perovskite PV: Status, Importance and Manufacturing Technologies

Some say that solar energy is the new oil. And perovskite solar cells appear to be the latest technology trend in the industry offering a huge…

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…

PVD is the key: VON ARDENNE Presents Coating Solutions for Heterojunction, TopCon and Tandem Cells at WCPEC-8 in Milan

From 26 to 30 September, VON ARDENNE will present its latest results in the development of PVD coatings for high-efficiency solar cells at their booth…

Major contribution for the solar Terawatt age - VON ARDENNE presents highly productive coating equipment for high-efficiency solar cells at the Intersolar Europe 2022

The Intersolar Europe 2022 in Munich is one of the leading events of the solar industry. At the exhibition, VON ARDENNE will introduce its latest…

09.09.2024 - 12.09.2024
RE+ Anaheim 2024

Booth: Marriott Hotel / 1317
Anaheim, CA, USA

23.09.2024 - 27.09.2024
EUPVSEC Wien 2024

Booth: A12
Austria Center Vienna – ACV, the largest Congress Centre in Austria

03.10.2024 - 05.10.2024
REI India 2024

India Expo Center Greater Noida

08.10.2024 - 09.10.2024
PVCELLTECH San Francisco 2024

San Francisco Bay Area

Dr. Sebastian Gatz

Vice President PhotovoltaicsVON ARDENNE GmbH