CHARLOTTE, USA: Camstar Systems, Inc. announced that Canadian Solar Inc., a leading vertically integrated provider of ingots, wafers, solar cells, and solar modules, has selected Camstar’s SolarSuite, configured for the solar industry on the Camstar Enterprise Platform, to help reduce cell and panel cost per watt and create a more effective manufacturing process environment.
Canadian Solar will deploy the solution in its cell manufacturing site in Suzhou and its module manufacturing site in Changshu, both in Jiangsu Province, China.
“In order to create optimal efficiency and deliver top quality while growing and innovating, Canadian Solar strives to continuously improve its processes and methods,” said Dacheng Fang, VP of Business Integration at Canadian Solar.
“The platform will help us improve manufacturing control, visibility and traceability of cell and module processes and materials, and consistent application of operational standards. Reliable, timely information will help us more quickly resolve issues and make fact-based decisions.”
“Standardizing on one platform for both cell and module production is key to support growth,” said Benny Zhang, Corporate IT Director for Canadian Solar. “Camstar’s successful deployment track record and customer satisfaction levels were also major factors in selecting Camstar.”
“A comprehensive platform for manufacturing execution and quality enables gathering and analysis of volumes of data to quickly optimize yields and reduce unit costs – an imperative for technological innovation and competitive advantage,” said Rong L Chen, Acting President of SEMI China. “It is extremely encouraging to see that Canadian solar, a successful pioneer in the solar industry, is investing in the infrastructure required to strengthen their leadership position in the market.”
“As the solar industry races to bring innovative products to market, we are seeing rapid adoption of Camstar’s solutions,” said Manash Chakraborty, General Manager of Camstar for the Asia Pacific region. “The leaders, like Canadian Solar, know that to win the cost per watt battle and grow, they need technology to support continuous product and process improvement.”