SCHMID in Media

The SCHMID Group is a technology leader and thus a sought-after source for journalists. On this page you find a selection of recently published interviews and technical articles.


ALUMINIUM | Chinese anodizer achieves best anodization results with CYKLOS 

September 14, 2017 |    

In its current issue the International ALUMINIUM Journal reports about SCHMID’s CYKLOS system, which achieves best anodization results due to its patented rotary process. Since more than a year, the system is in operation at the Chinese expert for aluminum processing XingLi and meets the strict requirements of the automotive industry without the usual post-processing.

TaiyangNews | Market Survey – Wet Etching Equipment 2017

September 1, 2017 |  

In its first market survey on wet-chemical tools the magazine TaiyangNews provides insight into different applications of wet-benches. SCHMID is one of five equipment vendors for standard and advanced cell architectures. Besides the DW PreTex, our inline process for texturing of diamond-wire-cut multi wafers, and the new Alkaline Edge Isolation for NOx free edge isolation and polishing, our top seller Edge Isolation + PSG Etch is an important topic in this survey. It confirms our leading position in wet benches for PV cell manufacturing.

More information >http://taiyangnews.info/reports/market-survey-wet-chemical-benches-2017/

PLUS | Modular options for printed circuit board wet process

August 29, 2017 |  

In its current issue 08/2017, the electronics magazine PLUS reports extensively about the SCHMID InfinityLine and its advantages. The article provides a detailed description of the InfinityLine process modules for developing, etching, stripping and rinsing as well as some information about the NEOs (New Etching Options) of the SCHMID Group which can also be used to retrofit existing plants.

Schwarzwälder Bote | Chinese delegation visits SCHMID

August 14, 2017 |  

Representatives of United Nations Environment China, the University of Cambridge and the China Daily (the largest English newspaper in China) as well as 20 students selected for the 10-day trade mission by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) visited Gebr. SCHMID GmbH in Freudenstadt (Germany) on Wednesday, August 9th.

Schwarzwälder Bote | Franz Untersteller visits SCHMID

August 9, 2017 |  

Franz Untersteller, Member of the Federal State Parliament and Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Minister of Environment, Climate and Energy Management, visited SCHMID at its headquarters in Freudenstadt. The focus was a discussion on the photovoltaics market and further potentials of solar and energy storage technology in the course of the energy revolution. The “Schwarzwälder Bote” reports on this in its section “Regional Economics”.

JOT | Efficient anodising in the rotary process

July 6, 2017 |  

The rotary process for the anodization of aluminum patented by SCHMID meets the strict requirements of the automotive industry with the Chinese specialist for aluminum processing XingLi without the usual post-processing. The JOT reports in its current issue 07/2017 about it.

Elektronik | Hybrid works better

June 3, 2017 |  

If the Energiewende is to be successful, energy storage is indispensable. In its latest issue the German magazine Elektronik has analyzed the connection of lithium-ion with Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VFRB). As the pioneer in the development and production of VRFB, SCHMID was able to provide the editorial team with valuable information.

Turnkey Solution: Module production in Kyrgyzstan powered by SCHMID

May 24, 2017 |  

As general contractor SCHMID delivered the complete equipment for a state-of-the-art module production in Kyrgyzstan. There NewTek manufactures annually 120,000 solar modules. A Kyrgyz television channel took a close look at the lighthouse project for all Central Asia.

pv magazine | Making DW multi a reality

May 9, 2017 |  

The most recent development in the competition between multi and monocrystalline has been a major push towards mono. Challenges in texturing diamond wire cut multi wafers have been one of the reasons for this, and SCHMID has stepped up with its DW PreTex solution to solve the problem. Christian Buchner, Vice President Business Unit Photovoltaics for SCHMID Group spoke to pv magazine after picking up the 2017 Technology Highlights award.

You can find the full interview >here.

pv magazine | DW PreTex: Tech for multi revival

April 13, 2017 |  

When the pv magazine jury ranked the entered innovations for the Technology Highlights Award 2017, SCHMID DW PreTex clearly rose “like cream on milk” to the surface. Technology Highlights juror Götz Fischbeck took a closer look and says that with DW PreTex “multi wafer manufacturers can finally capitalize on the cost advantages provided by diamond wire cutting”.

You can find the full report >here.

pv magazine | Technology Highlights Award 2017

April 10, 2017 |  

SCHMID wins the pv magazine Highlights Award 2017. Jury sees DW PreTex as game changer for the photovoltaics industry. The modular wet processing system for the texturing of diamond-wire-cut multi-wafers can easily be integrated into production – either as the final stage in wafer processing or the initial step in cell manufacture.

You can find the full report >here.

pv magazine award | Shaving cents off wafers

March 13, 2017 |  

SCHMID has received the pv magazine award in the categrory “Top Innovation” for its latest development, called DW PreTex. An independent jury of scientists and managers within the PV industry agrees: The inline process for texturing of diamond-wire-cut multi-wafers brings the PV manufacturers significant benefits, expected to be in the range of three to six percent.

You can find the full article >here.

PV-Tech | PV CellTech Talk with Dr. Christian Buchner

March 1, 2017 |  

At the PV CellTech 2017 conference in Malaysia, the top 20 cell manufacturers, suppliers and research institutes exchange their latest findings. As a technology leader, SCHMID was already a sought-after source last year. Now, on 14 and 15 March 2017, the conference will be held again. Dr. Christian Buchner, head of the business unit Photovoltaics at SCHMID Group, will be presenting the latest PV equipment. PV-Tech was already able to exclusively talk with Dr. Christian Buchner.

You can find the full interview >here.

Schwarzwälder Bote | SCHMID back in the black

February 1, 2017 |  

The SCHMID Group is back in the black and enters new growth markets. The German daily newspaper Schwarzwälder Bote visited SCHMID at its headquarters in Freudenstadt and notes that the company has kept high its innovative strength even during the crisis. Four business units use many synergies. That pays off. In 2017 SCHMID expects a significant increase in turnover.

Solar TR2016 | SCHMID Pekintas Energy a pioneer in Turkey

January 19, 2017 |  

At SOLAR TR2016 pioneer SCHMID was a sought-after source of information. “We give our little green contribution to the environment,” said Angelo Del ZOTTI from SCHMID Pekintas Energy when asked about the growing PV business in Turkey. Since 2014 the joint venture of the Turkish construction company Pekintas and the SCHMID Group has produced PV modules in Turkey.

ees International | Insights on Vanadium from a Market Player’s Perspective

December 19, 2016 |  

SCHMID Energy Systems develops, produces and distributes stationary energy storage based on the powerful Vanadium Redox Flow Technology. In an interview with ees International Dr Henrik Buschmann gives insights into the potentials of vanadium for energy storage in general and for different market segments in particular, especially the large scale sector. Moreover, he expresses his views on how important energy storage is for emerging markets in order to stabilize and balance the energy.

KPRESS | Inauguration of the first Kyrgyz module production

November 30, 2016 |  

The first Deputy Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Abulgasiev and SCHMID President Christian Schmid inaugurated the first Kyrgyz module production. The novelty: instead of conveyors NewTech uses the the transport system montrac® to link the individual machines. SCHMID delivered as general contractor the high-tech equipment for an annual capacity of 120,000 modules. Kyrqyz television station KPRESS reported about the lighthouse project for whole Central Asia.

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PES China | Solutions for the total value chain of photovoltaics

November 11, 2016 |  

In its Asian edition PES has a look at some of the latest solutions that SCHMID offers to the PV industry. New innovations for PERC- und PERT-cells reduce production costs and increase efficiency. In module production the SCHMID transport system montrac® now also shows its advantages that it has proven in other industries already.

CCTV | China’s president visits PV production powered by SCHMID

August 25, 2016 |  

Solarthemen | Dr. Christian Buchner: Europe is important for PV

August 8, 2016 |  

Dr. Christian Buchner, Vice President Business Unit Photovoltaics SCHMID Group, has experienced the ups and downs in the PV sector, which also hit the equipment manufacturers. Solarthemen spoke with him about new business opportunities and Europe as a location for the PV-industry.

DIE ZEIT | Medium-sized companies in China

April 21, 2016 |  

“The hunter must follow the herd. Which markets promise success, what mistakes are the worst? A conversation with three German medium-sized companies, who have taken the road to the Far East. The experienced: Helmut Rauch, Vice President Operations + Human Resources SCHMID Group.

PLUS | New module line generation and innovative etching solutions

January 14, 2016 |  

At the productronica 2015 the SCHMID Group presented its new module line generation InfinityLine for the first time to the international audience. In addition, innovative etching solutions were introduced under the title “NEO” (New Etching Options). These revolutionize the etching result.

pv magazine | Christian Buchner: Revival within the equipment industry

August 17, 2015 |  

Interview: Christian Buchner, Head of Business Unit Photovoltaics at SCHMID, talks with the pv magazine about manufacturing equipment, the multi-busbar technology and manufacturing capacity expansions.