Newport Corp. has introduced the SolaryX Edge, a laser edge deletion system for thin-film solar panel manufacturing. The new edge laser processing system is an advanced solution for effective and efficient removal of all coatings on thin-film solar panels, the company says. It is designed for fast takt times, low cost of ownership and maximum reliability in industrial environments.
The SolaryX Edge uses high-power, pulsed lasers to remove amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, copper-indium-diselenide, or copper-indium-gallium-diselenide coatings around the perimeter of thin-film solar panels. The optical design makes it a lower-cost, higher-throughput product while occupying a significantly smaller footprint than competing laser-based systems, according to Newport Corp. It also eliminates consumables that are required for other methods, such as sandblasting.
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SOURCE: Newport Corp.