InnoLas reports 2014 growth on the back of PERC rollout


The appetite for PERC upgrades amongst PV module manufacturers continues to drive production equipment orders. InnoLas has reported growing orders in 2014 and a strong start to 2015.

In particular manufacturers are deploying the InnoLas Ultrafast PERC process, for Laser Contact Opening (LCO) for PERC production. The process is enabled through InnoLas’ ILM-2 laser system.

“Our investments in R&D are paying off,” said InnoLas CEO Markus Nicht. “We are the technology leader in advanced PV manufacturing processes like PERC and cell cutting. These process steps offer a cost effective way to increase solar cell efficiency and thus give our customers a competitive edge.” Nicht added that the company has been able to take its processes from the laboratory into 24/7 production.

InnoLas has not provided revenue figures for 2014.

The company is also pushing its cell cutting technology, which can enable half-cell module production. Its laser systems can but used to cut standard cells for half-cell modules, thereby allowing manufacturers to reduce cell-to-module losses.

The InnoLas ILM-2 laser tool can be applied with its “soft breaking” unit to cut solar cells and sort the half pieces into stack boxes. InnoLas claims a cell throughput of 3,000 cells/hour with the machine. It reports that it has sold three of the machines for half-cell cutting.

The forthcoming April edition of pv magazine will include a special 20-page "50 Technology Highlights" section, turning the spotlight on new technology releases from leading production equipment and material suppliers globally.

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