Mike Favo peered through plexiglass into a precision laser-cutter machine Aug. 3 on the factory floor at JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc.’s only United States production facility.
The laser slices 158mm square solar cells in half. They are paper-thin and will be strung together and combined into one of the 1 million photovoltaic modules, which are solar panels, assembled and shipped from the advanced manufacturing facility in West Jacksonville every year.
Favo, Jinko’s Jacksonville plant general manager, said artificial intelligence controls light and cameras on each robot and machine for quality assurance checks through what is a 90-minute process from individual cell to final packaging.
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