Despatch Industries said that it has successfully installed and started up two pilot-scale solar manufacturing units at the facilities of an unnamed U.S.-based photovoltaics manufacturer. The installed equipment includes a pilot-scale integrated, in-line diffusion system and a 30-MW firing furnace.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The company says its DCF1000, a pilot-scale integrated, in-line diffusion system, is specifically designed to be used to emulate full-scale production conditions and improve manufacturing performance results.
The newly installed equipment adds to the more than 8 GW of PV production capacity that Despatch says it has sold worldwide; the company also claims its metallization firing/drying furnace holds number-one global market share.
In a separate announcement, Despatch said it has opened two parts warehouses, one in Hsinchu, Taiwan, the other in Berlin, Germany.