COMET receives first major solar order from Oerlikon

Media Release

Flamatt, August 4, 2011

COMET receives first major solar order from Oerlikon

The Comet Group announces that, for the first time, a complete Solar ThinFab from Oerlikon will be fitted with COMET matchboxes. The Vacuum Capacitors business unit has recently signed a contract with Oerlikon for a major solar order.

COMET’s high-performance vacuum capacitors and match boxes control core processes during the production of thin-film silicon solar modules. This major order will see a solar panel factory from Oerlikon Solar in Asia fitted with COMET RF matchboxes (impedance matching network).


“This is a clear and positive sign of the confidence that Oerlikon Solar has in the performance of our condensers and matchboxes,” said Michael Kammerer, Head of the Vacuum Capacitors business unit.

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