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13. September 2010 | | Comment now

EU PVSEC: PV developing in right direction

Visitors walking into the 25th EU PVSEC in Valencia, Spain

The 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (25th EU PVSEC / WCPEC-5) closed its doors last Friday after five days in Valencia, Spain.


06. September 2010 | | Comment now

Standardizing for reliability and low costs

Solon’s Velocity MW utility-scale solar systems are built up from identical, one megawatt clusters to achieve high energy output with performance, short construction cycles, improved reliability and reduced overall project risk.


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Cost-effective alternative

U.S. based Sono-Tek has come up with ultrasonic coating equipment, which includes a high-speed ultrasonic reciprocating coating system, the HyperSonic.


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Horizontal large area mapping

Sentech’s SenSol Haze enables the horizontal large area mapping of haze and film thickness of Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) on glass sheets.


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Electro-luminescence measurements

Reis Robotics news production technology measures the quality of strings before laying them into the matrix. The extended system allows the complete matrix to be assessed before the lamination process.


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Improving the production line

Swiss-based Oerlikon Solar is improving its production line with a solution for thin film silicon solar modules. It is a further development of its existing production line, with a reduction of lead time and better performance of...


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Transport and handling solutions

Montech is introducing a number of new products under production technology. To handle wafers, the company has developed a new vacuum conveyor; an overhead conveyor that carries wafers at a speed of two meters per second.


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Minimizing reel changing times

Mondragon Assembly has developed a new tabber and stringer model, TS-600 LT. The modular configuration has the possibility to upgrade it at any time. The machine can be ordered with various string loading options.


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Precision control systems

Manz Automation is set to introduce its next generation of mechanical scriber tools at this year's EU PVSEC.


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Process optimization tools

KIC has come up with new products for process optimization. The e-Clipse thermocouple attachment fixture offers repeatable profile data attainment.


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POCI 3 diffusion automation

The WHD Generation 4 from Jonas & Redmann is a loading and unloading furnace for quartz or SiC processing: it increases the productivity of the POCI 3 diffusion step.


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Micro crack detection

Intego has come up with the Antares system for micro crack detection for wafer, cell and module production. Antares works contact-free and generates images of cells which are suitable for automatic error detection.


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Aerospace metallurgy for sputtering

Indium Corporation is to introduce its copper-gallium rotary sputtering target. The targets are made by Indium Corporation’s vertically integrated proprietary process utilizing aerospace powder metallurgy technology.


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Vacuum test centre

Heraeus Noblelight has created a vacuum test chamber in its in-house Application Centre in Kleinostheim. The test centre allows for pressures of 1000 millibars up to 10-6 millibars can be generated according to customer...


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Edge-sealing with hot-melt

The HMA system by German based Gerold automatically applies liquid butyl (hot-melt) to enable the edge sealing of photovoltaic modules. This function is typically applied to frameless thin film modules.


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Three-dimensional inspection

The new Traqu 3D inspection and measuring system by Essemtec allows for 3D metrology to professionals in the photovoltaics industry.


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