Spire expands solar PV technology center

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq:SPIR) expanded its technology lab, adding more Spire equipment including a larger laminator, an assembler, a crack detection system, and a solar simulator.

July 29, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — Spire Corporation (Nasdaq:SPIR), solar turn-key production line maker, began expanding its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Lab at its corporate headquarters in Bedford, MA, adding more Spire equipment including a larger laminator (up to 1.8 x 3.4m), a next-gen Spi-Assembler 8000 assembly tool, the Spi-EL Tester electroluminescence crack detection system, and the Spi-Sun Simulator 4600A.

Spire’s ATC Lab houses solar photovoltaics (PV) module manufacturing equipment, including a full line. Customers will use the expanded Center to develop and qualify advanced crystalline silicon and thin film PV modules. The ATC will also support development and qualification of new materials for PV module encapsulation, glass types, cell structures, and associated electronics.

Spire Corporation makes capital equipment and turn-key production lines to manufacture PV modules. To learn more, visit www.SpireCorp.com

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