05 Apr '11, 11am

Emcore Acquiring CPV Firm Soliant for $450K: Correction: Rick Russell, VP of Engineering for Emcore Rooftop CP...

Emcore Acquiring CPV Firm Soliant for $450K: Correction: Rick Russell, VP of Engineering for Emcore Rooftop CP...

Soliant utilized contract manufacturers for electronics packaging of all supplied triple-junction solar cells. One contract manufacturer left behind trace amounts of contamination that attacked the cells over time. All cells, regardless of cell provider, packaged by this contract manufacturer had degradation issues over time. This degradation was not in any way the fault of the cell suppliers. Soliant worked with multiple cell suppliers throughout its history. Soliant produced modules with cells supplied by Emcore, Spectrolab, SolarJunction, Cyrium and Spire. The majority of the modules Soliant produced utilized the high efficiency cells provided by Emcore. Emcore cells passed all reliability testing, were utilized in modules that are UL certified, and provided stable and reliable power output over time. Soliant had entered in to a Long Term Agreement with Emcore to guaran...

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