Dr. Benjamin Strahm


  • Development of PECVD and Sputtering Equipment solutions for HJT .
  • Development of advanced solar cell architectures.
The Meyer Burger group is a leading global technology group specializing in innovative systems and processes based on semiconductor technologies. Its focus is on PVs (solar industry), while its core competencies and technologies also cover important areas of the semiconductor and the optoelectronic industries, as well as other selected high-end markets based on semiconductor materials. The Meyer Burger group provides production equipment from Silicon wafering, solar cell technology to module assembly and lamination, as well as metrology, automation and process intelligence. Meyer Burger Research is a dedicated division of the Meyer Burger Group working on advanced solar cells processes and tools in order to continuously improve the solar cells efficiency based on the heterojunction technology.

MBR, formerly Roth & Rau Switzerland AG, has been created in 2008 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, to develop process technology and mass production equipment for the silicon heterojunction technology in collaboration with the University of Neuchâtel. The 12 members of MBR have become rapidly one of the reference lab worldwilde by demonstrating continuous achievement in cell efficiencies and production cost reduction. Since 2013, the company moved into new infrastructures in Hauterive, Switzerland, where the R&D capacity has been greatly improved by the implementation of mass production sized equipment.

  • Module line optimization and development of technological platform for module (WP 4 leader) - Development of advanced pv modules architectures with smart wire . - Development of solutions for thinner wafers for HJT cells .
  • Meyer Burger AG is 400 people working in Thun (Switzerland) and specializes in photovoltaics for wafering and module activities. Meyer Burger Switzerland belongs to the Meyer Burger Group. The group is able to offer complete turnkey line from wafering to module. The strategy of the Group focuses on high quality, reliable technology combined with ultra-high efficiency in order to achieve the minimal LCOE figures.