The Jenoptik Lasers & Material Processing division is continuing to increase its presence as a PV production systems supplier in the Asian market. An unnamed Taiwanese manufacturer active in the renewable energies field has placed four separate orders for productive laser processing machines. These will be used for production lines for the photovoltaic industry, particularly thin-film solar cells. This production technology has considerable potential to reduce the manufacturing costs of solar modules.
Jenoptik is equipping the new production line with all systems required for structuring processes and laser edge deletion. Each of these will be fitted with functionality for selective deletion of the bus bar vias and with a laser drilling unit for the junction boxes. The systems will be delivered to the customer in autumn – the first step in their expansion of capacity to 350MW per year.