Black silicon DW wafers ADE process

 Nines are offering a range of processing tools with the patented ADE (Atmospheric Dry Etch) technology at the core.This technology offers a range of benefits to the cell manufacturer and an efficient texturing method for diamond wire cut multi-crystalline mc-Si wafers.


ADE texturing Pilote line - Dublin

Fully automated 1000 w/h ADE texturing pilote line - Nines PV, Dublin, Ireland

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The first tool that was launched on the market is the 9sADE100 which is aimed at the R&D/Pilot Production line market.  The 9sADE100 introduces our customers to the ADE Process and to the flexibility it offers in developing new cell architectures & process flows.  With its compact footprint the ADE100 has been designed to be installed in lab environments and uses a low concentration of etching gas, delivered from high pressure bottles. Alternatively this base level, single reactor tool can be modified and upgraded for industrial installation using On-Site generation for the etching gas, delivering output of 30MW.  

The second tool on our roadmap is a 200MW offering; the 9sADE6000.  This product is aimed at Industrial Cell manufacturers for capacity production. The ADE6000 is a Multi-reactor version of the 9sADE100, meaning that new processes developed on the ADE100 can be easily transferred to the ADE6000 with Zero process change risk.


R&D tool


Industrial tool

ADE dry TEXTURING for Diamond Wire and cast wafers. ONE technology for ANY TYPE of wafer... FUTURE-PROOF SOLUTION