Leading Solar Power Innovator to Deploy Camstar’s SolarSuite™ to Achieve Dramatic Cost Reduction Goals and Support Future Technology Improvements.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. [WorldofPhotovoltaics.com]
Camstar Systems, Inc. announced today that SpectraWatt, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced silicon photovoltaic cells for the solar industry, has selected Camstar’s SolarSuite™, configured for the Solar industry on the Camstar Enterprise Platform, to support its manufacturing and quality goals into the future.
“SpectraWatt is focusing on innovative solar cell technologies that will dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy generation in the future,” said Rick Haug, COO of SpectraWatt. “We needed a proven solution that is flexible enough to adapt quickly to our changing technologies and drive rapid quality improvements. Camstar’s long track record of customer success and their deep understanding of the solar industry were key aspects that set them apart in the market. They have been a great company to work with.”
“We were impressed with Camstar’s rapid implementation times, and the ease of use of their application,” said Bruce Reedy, MES/ERP Engineer for SpectraWatt. “The ease of integration with our other business and automation systems was also a key factor in our decision.”
“We are delighted to partner with SpectraWatt in their mission to drive down the cost of solar energy generation,” said Jason Adams, Vice President of Sales for Camstar. “Our seamless Enterprise Platform for manufacturing execution, quality management and manufacturing intelligence is able to model the entire solar supply chain from ingot to wafer to cell to module to system – making Camstar a strategic fit for our growing base of top solar manufacturers and key solar innovators like SpectraWatt. The system collects and analyzes large volumes of data being generated by automated tools, prompting immediate action for rapid process improvement and increased equipment efficiency – driving real, measurable quality improvements faster.”
SpectraWatt is a manufacturer and supplier of photovoltaic cells for the solar industry. In addition to focusing on advanced solar cell technologies, SpectraWatt concentrates on improvements in current manufacturing processes and capabilities to reduce the cost of photovoltaic energy generation. Its mission is to deliver solar energy at grid parity through product and manufacturing technology innovation. Investors include Intel Capital, Cogentrix Energy, PCG Clean Energy and Technology Fund and Solon SE.
About Camstar Systems, Inc.
Camstar is a leading innovator of software solutions that advance product quality in the manufacturing industry, enabling its customers to deliver the highest quality products on time, the first time, every time. The Camstar Enterprise Platform advances product quality throughout the product lifecycle, from design to planning to supply to manufacturing to customer product experience – all in a closed-loop learning process that allows future products to be designed better and manufacturing processes to be leaner and more efficient.
Camstar is the largest in its market, providing solutions for manufacturing execution, process planning, enterprise quality management and manufacturing intelligence. For over 20 years, Camstar has served hundreds of satisfied customers worldwide, including Abbott, AMD, Amkor, Arcelor, Beijing SE Potevio Mobile Communications, BIOTRONIK, Boston Scientific, Canadian Solar, CIBA Vision, Emcore, Hitachi, IBM, Kodak, Life Technologies, Luvata, MiaSole, Noven Pharmaceutical, NXP, Q-Cells, Roche, SanDisk, Xilinx, Zeiss, and ZOLL.
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