Markets: Solar

The common goal for solar manufacturers is to drive down the cost per watt. As the solar industry strives for grid parity, manufacturers must be knowledgeable about modern material handling equipment and systems, automation technologies, control systems and the value they contribute to reducing the cost of solar cells.

Material Handling Automation has played a significant role in reducing manufacturing costs in many manufacturing industries. Considering the costs associated with higher quality and yields, the benefits of automation offer an even more appealing value proposition. While AS/RS, AGVS, Monorail & Conveyor system automation may be viewed by some industries as mature technologies, Muratec is continuing to develop products and new technologies that are suitable for solar manufacturing operations.

It would be prudent for solar manufacturers to look outside of their industry for the best practices in high-volume manufacturing with material handling automation and robotics to achieve their cost reduction initiatives.