High-throughput c-Si metallization lines are proving popular with China-based PV cell manufacturers, according to DEK Solar. The company said that it had recently completed installation of a large number of lines for a high-profile turnkey provider in the region, without identifying the customer. Its PV1200 and more recent PV3000 metallization lines are designed for also have six-sigma process rating and 12.5 micron resolution, while capable of 1200 wafers per hour throughput.
“Both our PV1200 and PV3000 metallization lines are being received extremely well by the Chinese marketplace,” noted Daniel Chang, DEK Solar Alternative Energy Project Manager. “Obviously, these platforms represent a major technology advantage but I think our commitment to service and support is also a major driver. Advances are imperative for an industry that is on track to be the number one market region for solar by 2015. Plus, with a national target of generating 15% of its energy capacity from renewable sources, China’s solar cell manufacturers need the blend of accuracy, repeatability and throughput that our platforms have built their reputation on.”
DEK said that its ‘centres of excellence’ in China are coupled with a network of local support teams.