XsunX is to use Spire Corporation and Shuttleworth, Inc. for various integration systems at its first 25MW thin film PV production line. Spire Corporation will supply solar module laminating, wiring and test equipment for use in solar module assembly process, while Shuttleworth will provide the material handling and automation systems for all process integration steps.
“We’ve endeavored to leverage the previous solar commercialization experience and success of our senior engineering and scientific staff with that of proven vendors for the design of our TFPV manufacturing system,” remarked Tom Djokovich, CEO for XsunX. “The outcome we believe is an overall TFPV manufacturing system cost close to one third the costs for delivery of a system from prominent semi-conductor manufacturers. We see this as a significant advantage resulting in lower start up, expansion, and system replication costs.”
With the aid of the Spire and Shuttleworth systems the solar module final assembly process is designed to complete the assembly of an XsunX ASI-120 1.6 m² solar module every ninety seconds.
For more on XsunX, see the recent blog here.