30 Mar '12, 3pm

Improving Productivity in Solar Module Manufacturing #solarenergy

Improving Productivity in Solar Module Manufacturing #solarenergy

Before solar power was considered a viable source of energy, module manufacturing plants with 100 MW of capacity were considered large. Today, as module manufacturers strive to meet the growing market demand for solar products around the world, facilities are expanding and we are seeing manufacturing plants with annual manufacturing capacity of 300 MW and more. This higher level of capacity has created the need to increase production efficiency and automated processes are becoming standard. One key area where automation can help manufacturers increase overall productivity is manufacturing speed. By maximizing output for each step in the production process, automation enables increased capacity, while eliminating the need for additional investment in continuous plant expansion in order to meet ever-increasing demand. By eliminating human error, automated production lines of...

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