DEK Solar Takes Cell Metallization Expertise to Intersolar North America

published: 2011-06-30 15:17 | editor: | category: News

In its inaugural showing at Intersolar North America, DEK Solar will share its vast cell metallization expertise with event delegates, illustrating why the company is leading the pack in photovoltaic imaging technology. From July 12 through 14 in the West Hall of San Francisco, California’s Moscone Center, DEK Solar will provide an interactive experience for solar specialists seeking the most robust, scalable crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafer printing solutions.

The centerpiece of the DEK Solar portfolio is the Eclipse metallization line, a scalable, high throughput platform capable of production rates from 1200 up to 3600 wafers per hour (wph). As manufacturing demand changes, Eclipse can be easily scaled up or down to accommodate dynamic production requirements. Retrofittable in the field, Eclipse spacer process modules equipped with conveyors can be deployed at initial installation, then simply exchanged for additional print capacity when demand dictates – eliminating the need to reconfigure the entire line to accommodate extra modules and streamlining scalability even further. With next-generation zero-edgecontact handling, advanced vision capabilities and exceptional positional accuracy, Eclipse enables high yield silicon cell processing for even the most demanding solar production environments.

For manufacturers seeking a more compact metallization solution, DEK Solar’s PV1200 line combines high-speed and high-accuracy print functionality with Six Sigma capability. When paired with DEK Solar’s loader/unloader, buffer, inspection and flipper technologies, the best-in-class PVP1200 printer provides a print/handling combination that is unmatched. Joined with drying technology from DEK Solar Page 2 of 2 PR 59 – DEK Solar at Intersolar North America June 2011 partner, Heller, the PV1200 is a complete metallization line solution in a highly compact footprint that delivers throughput of 1200 wph.

Superior quality print results, of course, are also dependent upon the screens through which the high-value materials are printed. Known worldwide for its expertise in screen manufacture, DEK Solar has consistently delivered precision emulsion screens for multiple applications and photovoltaic technologies are no exception. Leveraging its class 10,000 clean room screens production capability alongside the precision and accuracy of both the PVP1200 and Eclipse platforms, DEK Solar has developed breakthrough technologies such as Print-on-Print that are shattering cell efficiency records and moving the solar industry ever closer to grid parity.

DEK Solar invites Intersolar attendees to visit the company in booth #9151, West Hall, where its solar specialists will be on-hand to discuss emerging cell imaging advances and customized application requirements.

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