Despatch Receives Technology Award at SNEC PV Power Expo
The Despatch Solar Technology team receiving the award at SNEC: Leni Li, Gary Cheng, Hutch Coburn, Erik Anderson.
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – June 2, 2016 - Despatch Industries was presented with the Technological Leading Company of PV Industry award at the SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai, China. The award was presented to Gary Cheng, Despatch PV Applications and Sales Manager, at SNEC’s 10th Anniversary Ceremony.
This award was in recognition of Despatch’s PowerLock™ LID Prevention Tool. Light Induced Degradation (LID), which reduces the efficiency of PERC cells by up to 6% after they are installed, has been a persistent problem for solar manufacturers. Despatch developed an in-line solution that integrates into its metallization firing furnace line and reduces LID to around one percent. Despatch PowerLock™ uses LED lamps which have a 20SUN maximum intensity that achieves the desired result in just 3.6 meters.
“We were honored to receive this award,” said Gary Cheng. “There was a great amount of interest in our PowerLock LID Prevention during the SNEC show and we are pleased to be recognized for this technological advancement.”
Despatch is a member of ITW EAE, a division of Illinois Tools Works, Inc. (NYSE: ITW). They are the global leader in producing innovative, next generation tools and technology for the solar cell manufacturing industry. Despatch equipment is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum uptime and reduced operating costs.