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Magnum ready to roll out high-end solar PV cells

Magnum Pv plans to produce high-efficiency solar photovoltaic modules on a new state-of-the-art manufacturing line at its Brampton, Ont. plant in October.


May 31, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO: Magnum Pv plans to produce high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) modules on a new state-of-the-art manufacturing line at its Brampton, Ont. plant in October.

At the heart of the production line, supplied by Schmid Technology Systems GmbH, a German solar technology company, is a membrane-free stacking laminator designed with four levels for a line capacity of 120 megawatts. An important feature on the new line is the fully automated tabber stringer with high-precision contactless resistance soldering that Magnum said “radically reduces long-term cell degradation due to thermal microfractures.”

Schmid Technology said its line will facilitate a 2012 upgrade to a fully automatic module line that will double Magnum’s original production capacity

Magnum, mechanical engineering company serving the metal-working and power industries, said its first modules with UL/CSA certification will roll off of the production line as early as mid-October at its 142,000 square-foot plant.

The company produces monocrystalline and polycrystalline PV modules.