Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH invests in Fraunhofer ISE Spin Off NexWafe GmbH

19.6.2018

Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen GmbH (CPG), site operator and infrastructure service provider of Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen, has become a shareholder of NexWafe GmbH. NexWafe GmbH is commercializing a technology developed at Fraunhofer ISE for epitaxial fabrication of silicon wafers for photovoltaics.

For the ground-breaking EpiWafer procedure, crystalline silicon layers are grown on a seed wafer and then removed without any kerf loss to form a self-supporting wafer of any desired size. NexWafe GmbH provides manufacturers of solar cells with topquality monocrystalline silicon wafers that are fully compatible with the standard procedures for the production of cells and modules.

With today’s announcement, NexWafe is planning to establish the world’s first factory for the production of its epitaxially grown silicon wafers in Chemiepark Bitterfeld-Wolfen and in close cooperation with the ‘Silicon Products Bitterfeld GmbH & Co. KG’ (SPB), also based in the chemical park.

For more information, see Nexwafe’s own press release.