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    120516 sovello presentation-ainsworth 120516 sovello presentation-ainsworth Presentation Transcript

    • May 16, 2012Ainsworth Electric
    • Agenda Agenda Time Introductions 5 min Sovello Company Presentation 5 min Product Presentation 20 min Process & Quality Presentation 15 min Question and Answers 15 min
    • A member of the German-based SovelloGroup Sovello: >  Fully integrated manufacturer of solar wafers, cells and modules with 200 MW capacity and 1,200 employees in Germany and 40 MW capacity in Ontario >  Joint Venture of Q-Cells, Evergreen and REC in 2005 and became a 100% Ventizz Capital Partners portfolio company on April 26th, 2010 >  Soventix Canada Inc. is a member of Sovello Group responsible for local content module assembly and developing project business in Ontario.
    • Technology Partner: Celestica •  Sovello’s technology partner for solar module manufacturing in Ontario, Celestica, is a provider of innovative supply chain solutions with a high- quality product track record. •  All modules are produced at the Toronto facility and At a Glance: fulfill local content requirements. 2009 Revenue: US $6.1 •  Produced under ISO 9001 (Quality Management) billion and 14001 (Environmental Management). Employees: Over 33,000 worldwide Headquarters: Toronto, Canada Locations: Approximately 20 manufacturing and design facilities worldwide Listings: The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
    • Sovello Modules: Critical System Component High Quality Components Mitigate Risks and Ensure Optimal Energy Production. Quality In, Quality Out. State of the Art Manufacturing Industry Leading Manufacturing Equipment. Uncompromising Quality Standards. Positive Output Tolerance Positive Energy Yield Ensures Guaranteed Earnings. Outstanding Stability Longevity Beyond 30 Years.
    • Reliable HighPerformance
    • Main power classes at a glance SV-S-275 SV-S-280 SV-S-285 SV-S-290 SV-S-295 SV-P-225 SV-P-230 SV-P-235 SV-P-240 SV-P-245 Project Pro S Series Project Pro P SeriesNominal Power W 275 280 285 290 295 225 230 235 240 245Output Tolerance W 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9Pmpp, max W 279.9 284.9 289.9 294.9 299.9 229.9 234.9 239.9 244.9 249.9Pmpp, min W 275 280 285 290 295 225 230 235 240 245Module Efficiency % 14.4 14.6 14.9 15.1 15.4 14.0 14.4 14.7 15.0 15.3 1 Powering Canada
    • Main power classes at a glance Positive Output Tolerance +4.9 W A Sovello Project Pro SV-P 240 module provides SV-S-275 SV-S-280 SV-S-285 SV-S-290 SV-S-295 SV-P-225 SV-P-230 SV-P-235 SV-P-240 SV-P-245 an output power between 240 Watt and 244.9 Watt. Project Pro S Series Project Pro P SeriesNominal Power W 275 280 285 290 295 225 230 235 240 245Output Tolerance W 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9 0/+4.9Pmpp, max W 279.9 284.9 289.9 294.9 299.9 229.9 234.9 239.9 244.9 249.9Pmpp, min W 275 280 285 290 295 225 230 235 240 245Module Efficiency % 14.4 14.6 14.9 15.1 15.4 14.0 14.4 14.7 15.0 15.3 1 Powering Canada
    • Positive Output Tolerance Standard +/- 3 % Sorted 235 W 235 W … 235 W 235 W X 12 = 2,820 W Nominal +2% -3% +3%Operational 227.9 W X 12 = 2,734.8 W 239.7 W 227.9 W 242.1 W -85.2 W / String Limiting Panel z Positive Output Tolerance + 4.9 W Sorted Nominal 235 W 235 W … 235 W 235 W X 12 = 2,820 WOperational +3.9 W +2.2 W +4.3 W 237.2 W X 12 = 2,846.4 W 238.9 W 237.2 W 239.3 W +26.4 W / String Limiting Panel For 10 kW system Investment Profit/Loss Standard - 85.2 X 4 Strings = - 340.8 W - $ 750 - $ 6,540 Positive Sorted + 26.4 X 4 Strings = +105.6 W + $ 230 +$ 2,030 1 Powering Canada
    • INTERTEK CERTIFIED – according to CSA andUL Standards Compliant with CSA and UL standards >> Sovello modules are Intertek certified which is compliant with both CSA and UL standards. • Accelerated Performance Degradation • Accelerated UV • Accelerated Temperature and Thermal Cycling • Accelerated Structural Degradation • Mechanical, Vibration and Shock Cycling • Thermal Cycling • Miami-Dade County Testing (salt spray and humidity) • Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)  • Failure Mode Verification Testing (FMVT)  • Accelerated Reliability Testing  >> As well, the product is CEC listed. Powering Canada
    • UL 1703 & IEC 61215/61730 CERTIFIED UL 1703 Certified >> In Accordance with: •  National Electrical Code & Canadian Electrical Code •  NFPA 70 (National Fire Prevention Association) •  Model Building Codes >> Max Voltage 1000V Powering Canada
    • Panel construction 1 Aluminium frame, 2 Seal, 3 Glass, 4 Encapsulating EVA, 5 Crystalline cell, 6 Tedlar sheet Powering Canada
    • Continuous Quality Assurance for allProcesses Standardized processes Preventive measures Quality Gates Receipt of goods Production Outgoing goods>  Selected quality checks from monitoring the receipt of goods up to module inspection>  Quality standards ensure the high quality claim of our products 1
    • Factory layout III. EVA Electrical Electro- placing Layup Interconnection luminescence I. Back sheet positioning GlassInspection & II. Washing Lamination Cell Stringing V. Cool IV. down Labeling Electrical Flashing Framing Connection & sorting Powering Canada
    • TeamTechnik Tabbing / Stringing Electrical interconnection between cells is done using a fully automated TeamTechnik Tabber/ Stringer TT2500. •  Interconnection material is Ulbrich tinned precision copper flat wire. •  Infrared soldering •  +/-1℃ soldering temperature •  Cell pre-heating and active cooling ensure long-term material integrity. 2 Powering Canada
    • Industry LeadingElectroLuminescence (EL) Test Electro Luminescence •  Sovello are the Only Ontario made modules conducting in-line EL testing on every single module manufactured. •  Reverse voltage on z panel. •  Panel emmits IR light (non visible infra-red light). •  IR camera shows •  Instant detection of non-visible quality failures. possible cracks, shunts •  Preventing short circuit failures. and cell breakage. •  Used to ensure manufacturing ‘equipment •  Hot/Dead spots easily acceptance’ of post lamination processes. identified by failure Downstream steps are verified on a regular catalogue. basis to verify consistent quality of manufacturing equipment. 2 Powering Canada
    • Lamination & Cooling Process z 2 Stage Bürkle Laminator •  Circulated thermal oil provides uniform platen temperature (+/- 2°). •  Superior, even •  Controlled cooling of modules under pressure lamination process. preventing module from warping, lamination •  Defects and bubbles and incomplete material combination. inconsistencies •  Uniform and repeatable process control. prevented by active cooling. 2 Powering Canada
    • Flashing - Panel Output Forecast x 60 Conversion 4.2 Wp 252 Wp 244.44 Wp losses 240 Wp Power Class z 240 W 245 W 250 W power classes real output 244.44 W Real output measured by flash testing 2 Powering Canada
    • Typical Failure random failure system failure Quality gates on site Preventive testing in Germany z time Delamination Glass Deformation & Short Circuit Breakage 2 Powering Canada
    • Sovello Quality Program Each solar module is tested according to our rigorous quality standards Mechanical tests Electrical tests Endurance tests z > performance under outdoor conditions> mechanical load test > module performance under > damp heat test> stability of connections STC / NOCT conditions > alternating temperature> hail test > hot spot test test > reverse current overload > damp freeze test test > insulation test under wet conditions 2
    • Endurance Test Endurance tests > damp heat test > alternating temperature test > damp freeze test z Damp heat test Simulation of module long lasting Duration: 2000 h under outdoor conditions Temperature: 85° C Relative humidity: 85% Preventing module delamination 2 Powering Canada
    • Mechanical Tests Mechanical tests > mechanical load test > stability of connectors > hail test z Mechanical Load Test Materials withstand maximum Maximum load testing of frame, glass and loads of snow and wind different support rail positions Preventing glass and frame breakage Max. load test according to IEC/UL 5.4 kN/m2 2 Powering Canada
    • Outdoor Field Test & 3rd Party TestsOutdoor test installation at production facility Thalheim, Germany Only field tests show performance and 3rd party tests show Sovello modules’ resilience to outdoor conditions high quality and outstanding performance under outdoor conditions 2 Powering Canada
    • Outlook – Research & Development Queen’s University Kingston -  215W Micro-inverter -  AC Module 200 W / 250 W Continuous product development of Canadian technology for the world 215W (AC) Micro-inverter, 50 year product with a 25 year warranty market 2 Powering Canada
    • Product Roadmap The Future •  Eliminate Engineering Tomorrow •  Solar as an Appliance •  Smart Grid Ready •  Active / Reactive Power •  Plug & Play Today • SolarBox™ •  Safe, Reliable Performance 3
    • Reference Project – Toronto Electric Financed by Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto Toronto Electric, 70 kW, installed Sep 2010 3 Powering Canada
    • Reference Project – Peel District SchoolBoard - Treeline Public School Peel District School Board, 150kW 3 Powering Canada
    • Further InformationSoventix Canada Inc.120 Front St. East, Suite 204Toronto, ON, M5A 4L9Canada+1 416 868 1617info@sovello.cawww.sovello.cahttps://twitter.com/#!/SovelloCanadahttp://www.youtube.com/user/SovelloCanad Thank you for your time!