Isra Solar Vision has released Solarscan-Bevel for the inspection of solar cells after printing and before firing. This enables manufacturers to clear compound spots on cell edges that could lead to short-circuits in all following cells. In addition, the inspection system can detect when production meshes have to be exchanged.
Cell edges are the most critical areas for compound spots, because the pressure exerted on the mesh is extremely high. Being applied in every production line right after printing and before the firing process, Solarscan-Bevel enables manufacturers to optimise their process and to avoid non-reparable defects. Using the inspection system, material with short-circuits is not passed on to higher processing steps and therefore defective cells can be avoided and resources saved.