S-Energy, a Korea-based module manufacturer, increased its module capacity by 120MW to a total of 350MW in October 2011.
The company claims this is the most modern solar module manufacturing line in Korea with stringers from Germany (Teamtechnik), laminators from Switzerland (3S) and automation made in Korea (Evertechno).
S-Energy insists that the advantage of not choosing a turnkey supplier has meant they have been able to pick the best components to reach the highest quality standards and to be one step ahead of their international competitors.
“The high throughput Stringer TT1200 single track from Teamtechnik, in particular, has helped us to achieve a dramatic improvement in string geometries such as string straightness and ribbon position on the bus bar. Furthermore, in-parallel availability has increased and the cell breakage rate has been dramatically reduced to less than 0.1%,” says In-Chul Chang, VP of S-Energy.
S-Energy is adamant that this will boost module sales. It is hoped, the higher initial investment costs will pay off within a short period of time because the quality, availability and yield have improved and cell breakage has fallen dramatically compared to their first module lines.
For Teamtechnik, this continues their expansion into Asia following its recent partnerships with subsidiaries located in the Chinese cities of Suzhou and Jintan.