GlobalWatt, Inc. chooses KUKA Systems for product line
GlobalWatt, Inc., a Silicon Valley solar technology firm, has chosen KUKA Systems to be its supplier/equipment partner for the world's first greenfield liquid encapsulant solar panel module line to be installed in Saginaw, Michigan, says the company. This advanced module manufacturing line will be staged to a total of 250 mW of annual production capacity. The initial semi-automated line is estimated to cost under $10 million and will be operational by November 2010 with production to begin in the first quarter of 2011.
“We have evaluated a series of equipment suppliers for months and have committed to KUKA Systems to form a partnership which we believe will meet our needs over the next five years. They have significant experience in advanced encapsulant technology, and being local ensures the timely support for our manufacturing needs,” said Moji Zahedi, VP of Operations for GlobalWatt.
“We are pleased to partner with GlobalWatt to meet the industry's need for modules with enhanced efficiency, increased reliability and longer lifespan. These advanced modules are critical for specialty market segments,” said Robert Giaier, VP for KUKA Systems Corp. North America.
Global Watt, Inc.