PV laser technology equipment specialist InnoLas Solutions has received a major follow-on order for its ILS-TT high throughput laser machines for Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology.
The follow-on order with Sunrise Global Solar Energy Co, a subsidiary of Taiwan-based wafer producer Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is for five additional tools. InnoLas received its first orders from Sunrise Global in 2013 for its solar cell production facility in Taiwan.
Markus Nicht, CEO InnoLas Solutions said, “We are proud that SAS, a world leading manufacturer of PERC type solar cells, has chosen our laser systems after carefully evaluating the available options on the market. It shows that we remain the technology leader in advanced laser processing for the PV industry. Our fully automatic ILS-TT machine platform gives our customers a clear competitive edge.”
According to InnoLas, Sunrise Global now under SAS ownership conducted an in-depth assessment of laser machines from different vendors, SAS decided to move forward exclusively with InnoLas’ technology for the ultrafast Laser Contact Opening (LCO) process and is responsible for the complete 800MW of current PERC cell capacity at Sunrise Global.
Ted Szpitalak, COO SAS Sunrise said, “SAS always strives to provide the best commercial solar cells, both in terms of high efficiency and consistent quality and reliability. Long-term collaborators like InnoLas Solutions help us to achieve this goal.”
Germany-based PV module manufacturer aleo solar, a subsidiary of SAS said in September that is was to expand into producing 200MW of solar cells at its plant.
The tool order was secured during this years recent EU PVSEC conference and exhibition in Hamburg, Germany.