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.”
Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) is one of the world´s largest and most recognized photovoltaic manufacturers for its high-quality, high-efficiency solar cells and modules. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea (Global Executive HQ) and Thalheim, Germany (Technology & Innovation HQ). With its diverse international manufacturing facilities in South Korea, Malaysia and China, Hanwha Q CELLS is in a unique position to flexibly address all global markets. Hanwha Q CELLS offers the full spectrum of photovoltaic products, applications and solutions, from modules to kits to systems to large scale solar power plants. Through its growing global business network spanning Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, the company provides excellent services and long-term partnership to its customers in the utility, commercial, government and residential markets. Hanwha Q CELLS is a flagship company of Hanwha Group, a FORTUNE Global 500 firm and a Top 10 business enterprise in South Korea. For more information, visit: http://investors.hanwha-qcells.com/
About InnoLas Solutions GmbH
InnoLas Solutions GmbH produces laser systems for micro material processing, particularly in the photovoltaic industry, for semiconductors, electronics and precision engineering. InnoLas Solutions designs and manufactures machinery solutions as stand-alone systems or for inline integration, perfectly adapted to industrial production conditions. Worldwide service and support ensures smooth setup and reliable operation. InnoLas Solutions utilizes innovations in laser technology to produce highly-efficient and reliable processing systems.