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The objectives of the de-risking phase performed within this contract are :
The main challenge is to de-risk the critical process steps (i.e. solar cell bonding and welding) of the PVA assembly with focus on the automatization of the manufacturing.
The automation of the PVA assembly process is key to ensure repeatability and reliability of the PVA manufacturing process at a lower recurrent cost and higher throughput than today.
The PVA automated manufacturing line will contain different automated modules in order to prepare the solar substrates and solar cells, to bond the cells onto the substrate and to interconnect the cells together.
The new automated production line will include:
This project comprises the de-risking phase of the PVA automated manufacturing project.
COMPLETED. With the successful manufacturing and thermal cycling of the two first PVA test coupons.