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Standards for Solar Panel Manufacturing

  • Indium Corporation
  • Solar

  • It's about time!  Recently the IPC has proposed the following subcommittees for solar standardization:



    • Acceptability Guidelines for Solar Panel Lamination


    • Specification for Materials Used in Tabbing and Stringing


    • Acceptability Criteria for Tabbing and Stringing


    • In-Process Test Methods for Solar Panels


    • Visual Acceptance Criteria for Solar Panels – Final Assembly


    • Guidelines for Final Test with an Emphasis on Flash Test


    • Design Guidelines for Tabbing and Stringing





    These future standards are a very important step in the development of our industry because they bring together an otherwise secretive (intellectual property) and divided industry (diverse technologies).    



    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert