Chinese Solar Manufacturing Plant To Use Despatch’s Safire Firing Furnaces


Despatch Industries has received an order for several Safire firing furnaces to be used in a 2 GW expansion of manufacturing capacity for LERRI Solar Technology, a manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline cells and modules in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

The Safire firing furnace features dual, independent chambers with no lane-to-lane influences and utilizes PowerLock technology, which suppresses light-induced degradation on passivated emitter and rear cells (PERC) from 3%-6% down to approximately 1%. The company says this design ensures the greatest degree of firing repeatability and capability for cell efficiency optimization in a high-capacity platform.

‘LERRI Solar needed a dual lane firing furnace capable of processing highly efficient PERC cells,’ says Lene Li, solar sales manager for Despatch Industries. ‘The Safire, with independent control of each lane and Microzone profile flexibility, proved to be the best solution for them.’

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