Two privately held, U.S.-based solar manufacturing equipment companies have joined forces to comarket their products. Chad Industries and Alpha Omega Power Technologies say the agreement will benefit the market by making it easier to obtain fully integrated solar simulated test systems and solar-cell sorters.
Chad provides solar cell test and sort systems as well as other solar manufacturing automation equipment, while Alpha Omega provides solar simulators based on flashed Xenon lamp sources for individual cells and receivers, all the way up to complete modules, from one-sun to 2000-sun magnification requirements.
“Customers are looking for complete solutions,” said Scott Klimczak, president of Anaheim, CA-based Chad. “Teaming up with Alpha Omega enables us to offer customers a turnkey test and sort system based on a very-high-quality solar simulator system. In addition, the variety of products offered by AOPT allows us to provide systems for high- and low-production environments, both for PV and CPV [concentrator photovoltaics] products.”
“Our experience with pulsed solar simulators, CPV testers, and other test equipment allows us to address customers’ specific test requirements,” said Ray Cravey, president of Albuquerque, NM-based Alpha Omega. “Working together with Chad allows us to complement that by offering our customers the complete spectrum of integration, from a simple bench test system for product development to a full-scale automated production system.”