Post-Lamination Manufacturing Process Automation for Photovoltaic Modules; Annual Technical Progress Report: 15 June 1999--14 July 2000

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Spire is addressing the PVMaT project goals of photovoltaic (PV) module cost reduction and improved module manufacturing process technology. New cost-effective automation processes are being developed for post-lamination PV module assembly, where post-lamination is defined as the processes after the solar cells are encapsulated. These processes apply to both crystalline and thin-film solar cell modules. Four main process areas are being addressed: (1) Module buffer storage and handling between steps; (2) Module edge trimming, edge sealing, and framing; (3) Junction-box installation; and (4) Testing for module performance, electrical isolation, and ground-path continuity.

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Nowlan, M. J.; Murach, J. M.; Sutherland, S. F.; Lewis, E. R. & Hogan, S. J. September 29, 2000.

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Spire is addressing the PVMaT project goals of photovoltaic (PV) module cost reduction and improved module manufacturing process technology. New cost-effective automation processes are being developed for post-lamination PV module assembly, where post-lamination is defined as the processes after the solar cells are encapsulated. These processes apply to both crystalline and thin-film solar cell modules. Four main process areas are being addressed: (1) Module buffer storage and handling between steps; (2) Module edge trimming, edge sealing, and framing; (3) Junction-box installation; and (4) Testing for module performance, electrical isolation, and ground-path continuity.

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  • Report No.: NREL/SR-520-28789
  • Grant Number: AC36-99GO10337
  • DOI: 10.2172/765085 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 765085
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc720529

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Nowlan, M. J.; Murach, J. M.; Sutherland, S. F.; Lewis, E. R. & Hogan, S. J. Post-Lamination Manufacturing Process Automation for Photovoltaic Modules; Annual Technical Progress Report: 15 June 1999--14 July 2000, report, September 29, 2000; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc720529/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.