BrightView’s Inline Metrology Solution Adopted by TSolar Following Technical Acceptance of InSightM System
Joint Project to Analyze Relationship between Process Variations and Long Term Field Performance
BrightView Systems, a leading provider of in‐line metrology‐based process control and optimization tools for thin‐film solar cell manufacturing received technical acceptance and announces deployment of its InSight‐ M at T‐Solar’s thin film solar factory at Ourence, Spain. The tool will be utilized for capturing and analyzing process maps for 100% of the produced panels, a method that will dramatically enhance productivity, drive product improvements enable novel process optimization solutions that improve long term reliability and project bankability.
T‐Solar’s unique position as a vertically integrated solar power provider that manufactures the modules as well as builds the solar farms, will be the basis for a joint project between BrightView and T‐Solar that will examine and analyze the relationship between process variations and long‐term field performance. The global distribution of T‐Solar’s PV farms, spanning Peru, Italy, France and Spain, presents unique challenges in respect to radiation levels, temperatures and other local variations. This study will provide T‐Solar with unique insight that will enable customization of process parameters to specific field requirements, and will provide tools for project planners and integrators to optimize selection of photovoltaic panels.
“T‐Solar is making great strides in process optimization by using the BrightView InSight‐ M system,” said Benny Shoham, CEO of BrightView. “As T‐Solar operates its own solar farms, partnering with them provides us with an opportunity to contribute our process knowledge and optimization tools for enhancing field performance qualities of the panels that are directly related to project planning and bankability.”
“BrightView has enabled us to gain the insight we needed into our manufacturing process,” said Juan Lasso, CEO, T‐Solar. “The unique value of BrightView’s solution lies in the combination of innovative process optimization tools with in‐depth knowledge of process and manufacturing. This will help us improve the performance of thin‐film silicon photovoltaic modules, reduce the production cost per module, and streamline project planning.”