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Posted: Nov 30, 2010
DEK Solar Continues Awards Run With Global Technology Accolade
(Nanowerk News) DEK Solar has added to its 2010 awards success with the addition of a prestigious Global Technology Award. Evidence of the solar cell manufacturing equipment specialist's continued success in the alternative energies field, the award celebrated DEK Solar's ongoing innovation commitment.
The sixth annual Global Technology Awards ceremony was held at SMTA International in Orlando, Florida, and was a celebration of innovative technology designated "the best in the world." A team of international judges presided over the contest to find superior product innovations introduced between July 2009 and July 2010. Topping the Solar Manufacturing Products category, DEK's PV3000 platform was recognized as the best solar technology in relation to factors such as innovation, speed or throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits, environmental commitment, ease of use, maintainability and repairability.
Commenting on the award, DEK Solar's Alternative Energy Business Manager Darren Brown explains: "The Global Technology Awards is a well-respected program so I'm delighted that we have won this prestigious accolade. The PV3000 is a pioneering solar platform that has introduced a range of benefits for solar cell manufacturers, not least high throughput related to its multiple print head set-up. However, the fact that we've now eclipsed even this platform highlights our commitment to innovation even further. Having recently launched the Eclipse platform, we've introduced another pioneering metallization solution to the industry, offering customers a highly scalable production advantage."
The Eclipse solar metallization platform features a unique modular design concept. Incorporating a series of field-retrofittable process modules, Eclipse enables manufacturers to easily scale production to 1200, 2400 or 3600 wafers per hour (wph) - as demand dictates. Furthermore, for manufacturers who foresee a production ramp, the metallization line can be designed accordingly, by inserting spacer process modules equipped with conveyors where future production modules will be added in. When the time is right to increase throughput capability, these spacers can simply be swapped out for additional functional capacity. Darren concludes: "Representing an industry-first, we hope Eclipse continues the successful awards-run we've enjoyed with both the PV1200 and PV3000!"
About DEK Solar
DEK is a global provider of next-generation technologies and process support to solar cell manufacturers with solutions that include modular metallization platforms, precision screens and materials applications used in back side field coating, current-collector pattern and termination deposition for photovoltaic substrate production. For more information, visit DEK Solar at www.deksolar.com.