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Setting the new supplier standard

Customer needs are continually evolving and business requirements are forever changing. Nowhere is this more apparent than with the renewable energy industry. For Luvata, an early pioneer in the photovoltaic (PV) industry, a lot has changed in just a few short years. In this frank interview, Jussi Helavirta, Executive Vice-President of Luvata’s Special Products division reveals to PES his views on the future of the industry and how Luvata is responding to it …

PES: Luvata manufactures solar ribbon. Could you tell us a little bit about the ribbon and how it has evolved over the last few years?
Jussi Helavirta: Luvata’s solar ribbon, branded Sunwire, continues to evolve even to this day. Sunwire is used as both an interconnecting ribbon and a cross-connecting ribbon. Generally speaking, interconnecting solar ribbons are used for connecting the consecutive cells together to form strings whereas cross-connecting solar ribbons are used to connect the strings together and then to a connection box on the backside of the panel.


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