Wright Williams & Kelly has partnered with another solar cell manufacturer. The cost and productivity management software and consulting services company will provide operational modeling software tools to validate and demonstrate the cost advantages of the unnamed Silicon Valley-based PV company's disruptive technology and intellectual property.
“Scaling to commercial volumes is challenging on both a cost per watt and total cost basis,” said David Jimenez, WWK's president. “WWK’s operational modeling solutions, such as TWO COOL and Factory Commander, provide the basis for making optimal decisions in cost reduction roadmaps by not only addressing costs but the tradeoffs between cost and efficiency. In the end, it is about the cost per watt and we are excited to be working on these new manufacturing approaches.”
WWK has worked with numerous companies throughout the PV value chain, from turnkey suppliers to equipment makers to thin-film and crystalline-silicon cell and module manufacturers, as well as hundreds of firms in the semiconductor, MEMS, LED, hard disk drive, FPD, and related sectors.