Boosting its ever growing product portfolio, centrotherm photovoltaics subsidiary, centrotherm SiTec is now providing diamond wire-based saw technology for ingot squaring and brick cropping. The company claims that the annual sales potential for the two new equipment systems amounts to double-digit millions of euros.
“We are pleased with the strong interest in both of these equipments, which we presented to the global public for the first time at the Intersolar trade fair”, commented Dr. Albrecht Mozer, Managing Director of centrotherm SiTec. “Our customers and other interested parties were impressed by their excellent technology, their high throughput, product quality and – a factor that is especially important in an intensely competitive market – low operating costs. With the market launch of this new saw technology, centrotherm SiTec is expanding its product portfolio to include a significant element towards its position as a complete provider for the solar value chain.”
centrotherm SiTec said that its ingot squaring equipment is set up for an annual capacity of up to 4,400 ingots, corresponding to annual production of around 110,000 bricks. The brick cropping equipment that is said to operate two bricks in parallel is claimed to reach an annual capacity of around 40,000 bricks.