Solar

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Sun rises on quality control

As solar power becomes an increasingly important energy source, Abigail Williams looks at how infrared imaging is used to assess solar panels

Investment in automation equipment is being made in battery production. Credit: Kuka

VDMA predicts 11% rise in automation sales this year

The VDMA pointed to a number of green technologies – including plans for the sixth largest solar power plant in the world to be built in Turkey – that are driving growth in automation equipment sales

Disaster averted

Matthew Dale explores how thermal imaging can be used to avoid machine failure and emergency maintenance in industrial environments

Sights on solar

Matthew Dale looks at how thermal imaging is improving solar plant inspection

Here comes the sun

Greg Blackman on how infrared and thermal imaging can maximise the efficiency of solar panels

Vision luminaries

Greg Blackman on how luminescence imaging is improving the efficiency of solar cells

Illuminating solar

Greg Blackman explores how automated inspection is improving the quality and bringing down costs of solar cells

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