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BTU International Receives Multi-Million Dollar Order for Thin Film Solar Equipment

BTU International, a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the receipt of an order from a major thin film solar customer. The order, exceeding two million dollars in value, calls for the delivery of several BTU in-line thermal processing systems that will enable high-volume production of Thin Film solar panels.

"We are very pleased to receive this order for use in high volume Thin Film panel production. These systems provide BTU with an exciting and fast-growing market opportunity," said Paul van der Wansem, Chairman and CEO of BTU International. "This customer chose BTU because of our serious commitment to the solar market, the depth of our thermal technology expertise, our ability to scale-up production and our global footprint for optimal customer support."

BTU offers solar processing equipment for both Silicon and Thin Film Photovoltaics. In Thin Film Photovoltaics, BTU's equipment is used for both the CIGS and the CdTe processes. Silicon Photovoltaic applications are served by BTU's Metallization Furnaces and In-Line Diffusion Systems.

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