Spire Corp. has upgraded and expanded its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) located at Spire's headquarters in Bedford, Mass.
The ATC consists of a state-of-the-art PV module production line for product development and PV material evaluations, including solar cells. This center consists of Spire's most advanced module manufacturing equipment for customer evaluation and training, the company says. Spire's long-pulse solar simulator, cell string assembler, cell tester and lamination equipment are all available.
In addition, the ATC is staffed to provide expert technical and engineering support for the assembly of customer modules. Modules made for Spire's turnkey production line customers can be used for early certification to accelerate their entry into the market. The ATC laboratory is able to produce modules that qualify for U.S. and international standards such as UL 1703 and IEC 61215.
SOURCE: Spire Corp.