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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.

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.

Gripping without contact

Zimmermann and Schilp has introduced a non-contact gripper that is based on ultrasonic sound for module glass substrates. In order to create a safe transport system, the system maintains the balance between the attracting and repelling forces.

Six lasers, one commonality

Trumpf is set to introduce its TruMark Series 6000 at this year’s EU PVSEC.
It consists of six different, special lasers, which have one common trait: a high power and beam quality combined to produce a laser light of high brilliance.

Flexibility in production

The new metallization line by Dek Solar, the Eclipse platform, is said to be very flexible according to the company.

A universal composition

The PIA Nova is Von Ardenne’s universal composition, a machinery platform for sputtering contact and precursor layers for solar cells.

Drying and firing

Rehm Thermal Systems has a new series of drying and firing systems for solar cell metallization. The Solardryer RDS 2100 and RDS 3000 are drying processes of a combination of five IR zones and one central convection zone.

High-tech adhesives

Henkel is to present its new hotmelt adhesive the Terostat MS 500 for framing crystalline solar modules at the EU PVSEC. The patented adhesive technology based on modified silane polymers has a high initial bond strength directly after assembly.

EU PVSEC opening day: Can PV take the energy throne?

The excitement level at this year’s EU PVSEC is slowly picking up. Visions are going beyond the magical year 2020 and stretching to 2050. Speaking to a full hall at the opening conference of the trade show, which opened today in Valencia, Spain, Dr. Giovanni Federigo De Santi, director of the Institute for Energy (IE), Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission ended his speech by asking if the photovoltaics (PV) industry is ready to face the challenges lying ahead in 2050.

Sputnik Engineering to enter UK PV market

Switzerland-based Sputnik Engineering AG has announced it will be supplying the U.K. photovoltaics (PV) market with its solar inverters, starting from the fourth quarter of this year.

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