Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing turn-key production lines to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) modules, today announced that it has begun the expansion of its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Lab at its corporate headquarters.
The Spi-Sun Simulator at the Advanced Technology Center at Spire Corporation's Solar PV Manufacturing Headquarters in Bedford, MA (Photo: Business Wire)Spire’s ATC Lab houses solar module manufacturing equipment that is at the forefront of technology, including a fully functioning PV module production line . This facility is used by customers for the development and qualification of new and advanced crystalline silicon and thin film modules. Also, the facility provides support for the development and qualification of new materials for module encapsulation, glass types, cell structures, and associated electronics . The ATC Lab is being expanded with new Spire equipment for customer evaluation and factory training. The new equipment includes a larger laminator , for laminations up to 1.8 meters by 3.4 meters, Spire’s next generation assembler, the Spi-Assembler™ 8000, Spire’s Electroluminescence crack detection system, the Spi-EL Tester™ and Spire’s next generation simulator, the Spi-Sun Simulator™ 4600A. “We are very pleased to expand our ATC Lab as a means of introducing our new equipment as well as support our customers and new entrants into the PV industry,” said Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation. “We will also continue to provide engineering evaluation of prototype modules and module certification for systems integrators.” About Spire Corporation Spire Corporation is a solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key production lines to manufacture PV modules. To learn more, visit www.SpireCorp.com or email PR@SpireCorp.com. Certain matters described in this press release may be forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk of dependence on market growth, competition and dependence on government agencies and other third parties for funding contract research and services, as well as other factors described in the Company's Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=6811276&lang=en