An unnamed photovoltaic solar panel manufacturer has purchased Eyelit’s Solar Edition manufacturing software, which consists of Eyelit MES, statistical process control (SPC), automation, asset management, and quality management, to support its aggressive PV production ramp-up.
The deployment and strategic implementation of Eyelit’s software included complete traceability from wafer processing to fully assembled panel, equipment states and PM tracking, integrated tool file upload and barcode printing of lot IDs, Eyelit SPC module to trend critical data for tool and line qualification and other advanced features, such as Eyelit’s quality modules and full factory automation, which is to be continued in phase two of the implementation.
“The firm, with its unique solar technology, adds to the growing number of leading-edge, clean-tech/solar companies in Eyelit’s customer base. This agreement enables the firm to ramp up from low-volume/R&D production levels to over 1GW of solar production with Eyelit’s software,” said Dan Estrada, Eyelit’s VP of sales and marketing.
“Eyelit’s Solar Edition is an ideal match for solar firms because it represents the industry expertise that Eyelit has gained by working with a variety of solar clients, ranging from emerging technologies to high-volume, highly automated companies. With the goal of grid parity driving companies to produce low-cost, high-value solar products, Eyelit’s Solar Edition offers a cost-effective way to improve operational efficiency,” he concluded.