Optitune supplies antireflective coated glass, coating service for PV industry

Optitune International completed the installation and commissioning of a new dip coating line for glass panels at its Oulu, Finland facility. The company will supply coated glass to PV module fabricators, as well as offer an in-house coating capability.

April 28, 2011 — Optitune International completed the installation and commissioning of a new dip coating line for glass panels at its Oulu, Finland facility.

The new line gives Optitune the capability to produce glass sheets that are coated either on one side or on both sides with Optitune anti-reflective coating materials. The coated sheets are used in the fabrication of solar cells and modules. The line can handle glass up to 1.7 × 1.2m and has an initial modular equivalent output of about 6MW.

“Optitune is now a vertically integrated supplier to the solar energy industry,” said Optitune CEO Jerry Lee-Barber. “We have the ability to supply coated glass to the module fabricators, as well as supplying coating materials to customers with in-house coating capability.”

Optitune is a technology company that develops and provides innovative efficiency-enhancing solutions to the solar energy industry. Fundamental research and process development are conducted by BraggOne Oy, a Finnish subsidiary of Optitune, and by Optitune International Pte. Ltd. headquartered in Singapore. Learn more at http://www.braggone.com/

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