California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] XsunX Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Spire Corporation and Shuttleworth Inc., who will provide components to complement the company’s thin-film solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing system.
Spire Corporation will supply solar module laminating, wiring and test equipment for use in the packaging or “back-end” portions of the company’s 25-megawatt (MW) thin-film PV solar module assembly process. Shuttleworth Inc. will provide the material handling and automation systems necessary to interconnect the various twenty two processes of the company’s manufacturing system into a continuous thin-film solar module assembly line.
When fully operational the a-Si PECVD deposition system is designed to process eighty eight 1.6 m² glass panels simultaneously with eight solar panels moving into the back-end testing and packaging portion of the manufacturing line every twelve minutes. With the aid of the Spire and Shuttleworth systems the solar module final assembly process is designed to complete the assembly of an XsunX ASI-120 solar module every ninety seconds.