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Luvata wins Solar Industry Award for PV Process Excellence

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(10 September 2015) Industry professionals selected Luvata as the winner of the PV Process Award which recognizes excellence in a process that improves yield management in PV manufacturing.  The award will be presented during the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) taking place in Hamburg, Germany September 14-18, 2015.

The Solar Industry Awards, presented by Solar PV Management Magazine, have been created to recognise the whole value chain and those people, products and services that will develop innovative manufacturing and product approaches that have the potential to change the way we live.

“The continuous advancement of Luvata’s photovoltaic wire, branded Sunwire®, begins by listening to the new challenges facing PV module manufacturer”, says Tero Horttana, Product Group Manager for Photovoltaics with Luvata.  “The incremental improvements made to Sunwire stem from the ongoing need for higher productivity in module manufacturing and improved efficiency of the module,” continues Horttana. 


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Understanding solar ribbon is critically important to solar module efficiency and life cycle. Solar ribbon width, thickness and straightness have to be carefully adapted to accommodate the limitations of module materials. In addition, the low yield strength with high elongation, thickness and width of solar ribbon can directly influence production yields and decrease cell to module (CTM) losses by 20-30%. “Luvata is proud to be selected by industry professionals for our efforts in this regard,” summarizes Horttana."

Luvata will be exhibiting in booth H2 at the EU PVSEC trade fair in Hamburg, Germany September 15-17, 2015.



Sunwire Evolution

Sunwire’s evolution is the journey from where we began, to where we want to be in reaching grid parity and beyond.  From a product that made the automated mass-production of photovoltaic solar panels possible, to the straightest, softest and flattest photovoltaic wire available on the market today.  Sunwire’s evolution continues to bring notable leaps forward in the evolution of solar photovoltaic wire. Read more about Sunwire »




In May 2017, the Special Products division of Luvata was acquired by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation.


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