Vision & Philosophy

The Alliance

„We automate the PV world“ - with this claim six companies and four research institutions in the region of Dresden - Chemnitz form the Saxon Photovoltaic Automation Cluster (S-PAC).

We accompany you on your way to gridparity and beyond.

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Factory planning

AEP Energie-Consult GmbH
Design and engineering of industrial production facilities and photovoltaic power plants; Consulting for energy efficiency and the application of renewable energies.

Machine and plant construction

SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH
Development and manufacture of customized laser machines; Technology development for laser scribing; edge insulation, marking incl. traceability interfacing and for metallizing of MWT cells.

USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen GmbH
Production technology for the automated complete assembly of solar modules using process machinery to customer specification; Automated solutions for cell manufacture; Automation in the area of thin film module production.

XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
That’s automation. - Customized production equipment for solar innovations in the area of wafering, cell production and thin film module assembly.

Production control

AIS Automation Dresden GmbH
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for factory and manufacturing automation in the photovoltaic and solar industry - for all production areas of silicon wafer and thin film based technologies.

Service and maintenance

Roth & Rau - Ortner GmbH
High-class service and support for equipment in photovoltaic and semiconductor industry. Customized automation solutions for leading edge technology production in clean rooms.

Research institutions

CSP Fraunhofer-Center for Silicon-Photovoltaics
Research in Si-crystallization, thin film technologies, material development, combined with material characterization, failure diagnostics, FEM simulation for module development and reliability assessment.

ITW - institute for innovative technology
Research, development and technical service in mechanical engineering, automation, measurement technology, digital and optical systems for measurement and control, control engineering.

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
Application-oriented research and development in the area of laser and surface technology based on a substantial materials and nanotechnology know-how.

Chemnitz University of Technology, IBF, Professorship
Factory Planning and Factory Management Education and research partner for the mechanical and plant engineering business, automotive industry and suppliers; Topics: simulation and visualization, sustainable production et all.