J.P. Sercel Associates (JPSA) has initiated delivery of its newly introduced PV-5000 laser workstation for processing solar thin-film photovoltaic products. The company says it will sell these systems to PV product manufacturers globally, with the first system deliveries scheduled for the fourth quarter of this year.
JPSA's PV-5000 system, based on its ChromaDice Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) laser platform, is designed for isolation and series interconnection of thin-film solar cells. The company's system employs high-peak-power, short-pulsed laser sources to rapidly, selectively and accurately remove a wide range of thin films from large glass, metal or polymer substrates.
A variety of wavelengths suitable for different layer materials are available, including 1064 nm, 532 nm, 355 nm and 266 nm. The systems produce fine scribed lines with virtually no heat affected zone and >30MOhm isolation.
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