Eyelit and centrotherm have embarked on their first joint venture for Shan Solar, a crystalline-silicon PV panel manufacturing plant in Chennai, India. Turnkey solutions provider, centrotherm, will use Eyelit’s Enterprise Manufacturing Execution suite (MES) for its PV module production, expanding Eyelit’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Eyelit, a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control and coordination of manufacturing operations for the aerospace and defence, discrete electronics, semiconductor and PV industries, provides a flexible and extensible system that leverages modular software components. This modular design enables centrotherm to mix and match system components as they configure Eyelit’s software solution for various joint projects.
The plant is currently able to produce 30MW of solar modules per year which Shan Solar hopes will increase to 100MW after a projected expansion. Eyelit MES, Asset Management, Executive Dashboard and Client Reporting will be used to track, monitor and provide product visibility throughout the manufacturing process.
“We chose Eyelit’s MES software solution because the system is designed with a modular architecture, is highly scalable and stable and has great overall performance. It exactly matches the requirements for this project,” said Volker Buschendorf, head of MES, centrotherm photovoltaics.