Solar Power 2007: Applied Materials has big plans for big glass

With an old-fashioned bank vault opened to the left of the podium, the setting for Applied Materials' Solar Power press luncheon at the Madison Restaurant in Long Beach had the makings of a caper.

But the scheme hatched by the capital equipment giant won't become the inspiration for a Hollywood thriller, but might end up being a compelling back story in the evolution of solar energy. The company's hopes to revolutionize thin-film photovoltaic module manufacturing with an integrated, fully automated, high-yielding production line capable of handling glass that would barely fit through that vault door.

The official launch of Applied's SunFab line happened in Milan earlier this month at the PVSEC show. But since there weren't any U.S. media types attending, the company decided to do another rollout, buffet and all, for the domestic press and analysts at Solar Power. A quartet of execs---Charlie Gay, Craig Hunter, Jonathan Pickering, and Randy Bane---made the case for the company, its solar role, solar in general, and the new product line.

Read the full story

600450 Solar Power 2007: Applied Materials has big plans for big glass glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Şişecam Flat Glass Introduced its Solar Energy Glasses at Intersolar
As the leader of the plate glass market in Turkey, and the largest manufacturer in Europe, Şişecam Flat Glass took its place at Intersolar with its cutting-edge products.
Intersolar Europe 2018 was a success — Photovoltaics is the crucial driving force behind renewable energy solutions
With 1,177 exhibitors, 86,000 square meters of exhibition space and around 47,000 visitors from 155 countries, Intersolar Europe is celebrating another successful year along with its parallel events.
Christian Krenn (LiSEC) with Mr. Ramaswami and Mr. Kheruka (Borosil) after signing the contract
At the trade show Intersolar in Munich Mr. Kheruka, Mr. Ramaswami and Christian Krenn signed a contract for a second tempering plant.
Emirates Insolaire’s first-of-its-kind coloured solar panel technology gets strong response at Intersolar Europe
Dubai Investments PJSC has announced that its joint venture Emirates Insolaire LLC has received strong response for its sustainable, energy-efficient coloured solar panel technology at Intersolar Europe exhibition.
The smarter E Europe 2018: Debut for the innovation hub for empowering news energy solutions
The new event The smarter E Europe, the innovation hub for empowering new energy solutions, has opened along with the four parallel energy exhibitions Intersolar Europe, ees Europe, Power2Drive Europe and EM-Power.

From industry

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS

Unelko Corporation

Add new comment