In 2016 Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world’s largest producers of photovoltaic modules and Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member has placed an order to InnoLas Solutions GmbH (InnoLas) for an ILS-TT laser machine for its R&D facilities. The ultrafast and precise laser processes of InnoLas help to increase solar cell efficiency as well as throughput, thus reducing the overall cost of solar power. The ILS-TT is a production proven high throughput laser machine platform, which allows Hanwha Q CELLS to further improve their existing production processes for their crystalline Silicon solar cells.InnoLas had already supplied its ILS-TT laser machine to former Q-Cells in the past and has now been chosen to become the partner for the development of Hanwha Q CELLS’ next generation production technology. The ILS-TT was delivered to Hanwha Q CELLS’ R&D facilities in Germany in September of this year.
Dr. Markus Ficher, Vice President R&D Processes at Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH said: “InnoLas is enabling us to achieve our ambitious efficiency milestones on our roadmap faster and more reliably. We look forward to continue our trustworthy partnership by evaluating innovative technologies together.” Markus Nicht, CEO InnoLas Solutions: “We are proud that Hanwha Q CELLS, one of the world leading manufacturers of premium solar cells, has chosen our ILS-TT laser platform after evaluating other options on the market. It shows that we remain the technology leader in advanced laser processing for the PV industry.”