Solar Energy Process / Manufacturing Equipment

Solar Energy Process / Manufacturing Equipment

Concurrent Design provides solar energy engineering, design, and build services. This applies to both products and the manufacturing solutions to deliver those products in high volumes. Applying many decades of experience in commercial / industrial product development, manufacturing tools and systems, factory automation and industrial engineering, Concurrent Design is uniquely placed to deliver on your project. From complete manufacturing line layout, to commercially available equipment sourcing and qualification to custom engineered manufacturing equipment, tools, fixtures, gauges and test equipment, Concurrent Design applies its core skills to the challenge of solar power manufacturing solutions.

Areas of expertise in solar energy process / manufacturing equipment design include:
  • Solar energy process equipment development and applications
    • Research and development (R&D) process equipment
    • Laboratory scale manufacturing process development
    • Low volume, pilot scale manufacturing systems
    • High volume manufacturing (HVM) equipment
    • Manufacturing automation
    • Automated materials handling
    • Atmospheric process equipment
    • Vacuum / high vacuum process equipment
    • Thermal process equipment / thermal management
    • Tools, vacuum tools, jigs, fixtures
    • Alignment, sealing, work-piece handling
    • Inspection, binning, labeling
    • Robotics, end of arm tooling (EOAT)
    • Quality assurance / test equipment
    • Automated test equipment (ATE)
    • Flash test I-V measurement
    • Light soaking I-V measurement
    • Ambient light soaking (AM1.5)
    • Ultraviolet light (UV exposure)
    • Accelerated life testing
    • Prototype solar manufacturing equipment for product development
    • Custom solar process / manufacturing equipment for in-house usage
    • All PV technologies (crystalline silicon, thin film, III-V, PV, CPV, HCPV)
  • Custom engineering design and build services
    • Mechanical engineering design
    • Structural engineering design
    • Electrical engineering design
    • Electro-mechanical packaging design
    • Manufacturing process selection
    • Vendor sourcing and qualifying
    • Prototype product manufacturing
    • Prototype product testing
    • Photovoltaic cell manufacturing
    • Photovoltaic module manufacturing
    • Photovoltaic system manufacturing
    • Structural elements manufacturing
  • DFX
    • Design for manufacturability (DFM)
    • Design for assembly (DFA)
    • Design for reliability

 

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High Volume Vacuum Deposition Equipment
Deposition Chamber Design, Structural Analysis
Client: Innovative Systems Engineering


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Critical Subsystem Development
High Volume Cell / Wafer Process Equipment– Solion XP Solar Cell Ion Implanter
Client: Varian / Applied Materials (video link)

Concurrent Design applies its core skills in electro-mechanical engineering, design, documentation and fabrication services to solar power process equipment development. With broad manufacturing equipment expertise in any manufacturing process area, Concurrent Design is applying both its expertise and its philosophy in this important growth area. Concurrent Design has provided solar energy custom equipment design and development and solar energy manufacturing solutions related to crystalline silicon, thin film (CIGS and amorphous silicon), triple-junction (III-V), and emerging solar technologies.