The Sunwire® Evolution - passion for improvements
(2 June 2014) The continuous advancement of Luvata’s photovoltaic wire, branded Sunwire, begins by listening to the new challenges facing PV module manufacturers. The incremental improvements made to Sunwire stem from the need for higher productivity in module manufacturing and improved efficiency of the module. Luvata’s passion for finding the answers to these new challenges - this is Sunwire’s evolution.
With a high-purity oxygen-free copper core base, Sunwire ES offers exceptional electrical conductivity combined with guaranteed elongation and yield strength. These enhanced mechanical properties reduce cell breakage rates and improve the productivity.
Luvata’s reflective white ribbon, Sunwire White, reflects sunlight back towards the cell, increasing the power output of the module. Sunwire White makes better utilization of the entire busbar area, resulting in more energy output.
For architects who want to incorporate solar modules into their designs, but refuse to forego aesthetics, Luvata offers Sunwire Deco in various colours that don’t distract from the beauty of their designs.
Sunwire spools are getting bigger and bigger. Sunwire’s fully-automated spooling process ensure that its winding is consistent from one spool to the next, resulting in reliable and predictable de-spooling. This means less downtime and higher production output for module manufacturers.
Sunwire manufacturing locations
From one Sunwire manufacturing facility to four, today Luvata manufactures Sunwire in Pori, Finland; Pasir Gudang, Malaysia; Appleton, Wisconsin USA; and Suzhou, China. Along with local service and technical support, this global manufacturing network benefits PV module manufacturers by bringing the latest developments and innovations to them.
Sunwire’s evolution is the persistent passion in bringing the answers to the many challenges facing PV module manufacturers. From a product that made the automated mass-production of photovoltaic solar panels possible, Sunwire continues to bring notable leaps forward in the evolution of photovoltaic wire.
For more information, please contact:
Global Accounts Director, Photovoltaics
Product Group Manager, Europe
Luvata Special Products Division
Tel: +358 2 626 6926
Tel: +1 740 368 7750
Luvata is a world leader in metal solutions manufacturing and related engineering services. Luvata’s solutions are used in industries such as renewable energy, power generation, automotive, medicine, air-conditioning, industrial refrigeration, and consumer products. The company’s continued success is attributed to its longevity, technological excellence and strategy of building partnerships beyond metals. Employing over 6,300 staff in 17 countries, Luvata works in partnership with customers such as Siemens, Toyota, CERN and Carrier.