DEK Solar's Industry-Topping Technology on Show at SPI 2011


DEK Solar's Eclipse metallization technology will be front and center at this year's Solar Power International event, set to take place October 18 - 20 in Dallas, Texas. While analysts project Texas will rise in status from the number ten to the number one or two position in US-based solar power installations over the next five years, DEK Solar's award-winning Eclipse cell metallization line already boasts a top ranking. With throughput of 3,600 wafers per hour (wph), accuracy of +/- 10.0 microns @ +/- 3 Sigma and a minimal breakage rate of 0.15%, Eclipse leads the market as compared to competitive system specifications.

And, as DEK Solar Business Development Manager, Andy Ure, explains, speed and precision aren't the only notable capabilities of Eclipse. "Not only does Eclipse - through its fast, zero-edge-contact production ability - enable the industry's top throughput rates," says Ure. "The ingeniously modular design delivers the critical scalability essential for modern solar cell manufacturing operations."

Uniquely engineered to accommodate changing production needs, Eclipse can be scaled up or down as demand dictates, accommodating a wph throughput range of 1200 up to 3600. Spacer modules inserted at installation are easily exchanged for true print modules when additional capacity is required. Solar Power International delegates will have the opportunity see two Eclipse printer modules in action and, through interactive iPad technology, can build a scalable Eclipse platform that is customized to suit their specific requirements.

In addition to the Eclipse metallization solution, DEK Solar also offers a 1200 wph platform in a more compact footprint. The PV1200 cell metallization line holds the distinction as the company's inaugural solar print platform and, with its robust Six Sigma performance status, is the ideal end-to-end technology for low- to mid-volume manufacturers. During Solar Power International, visitors are invited to evaluate the PVP1200 print module and speak with DEK Solar technical experts about its proven performance capabilities.

These DEK Solar advanced cell metallization platforms along with the company's high performance screens and stencils will be on display from booth #4139 at Solar Power International 2011. For more information or to schedule a technical consultation, please call +1- 480-584-9502.

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.

Company Contact:

Karen Moore-Watts

DEK

email: kmoore-watts@dek.com

mobile: +44 7900 807379

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