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CHAD Industries Announces Agreement with Alpha Omega Power Technologies to Offer Solar Test Systems

March 12, 2010 - Anaheim, CA - CHAD Industries and Alpha Omega Power Technologies announced today that they have agreed to co-market their products for the solar manufacturing market for PV and CPV products. The agreement is intended to benefit the market by making it easier to obtain fully integrated solar simulated test systems and solar cell sorters.

CHAD Industries provides solar cell test and sort systems as well as other solar manufacturing automation equipment. Alpha Omega provides solar simulators based on flashed Xenon lamp sources for individual cells and receivers, all the way up to complete modules, from one-sun to 2000-sun magnification requirements.

Scott Klimczak, President of CHAD Industries, pointed out, “Customers are looking for complete solutions. Teaming up with Alpha Omega enables us to offer customers a turnkey test and sort system based on a very high quality solar simulator system. In addition, the variety of products offered by AOPT allows us to provide systems for high and low production environments, both for PV and CPV products.”

Ray Cravey, President of Alpha Omega Power Technologies, added, “Our experience with pulsed solar simulators, CPV testers, and other test equipment allows us to address customers’ specific test requirements. Working together with CHAD allows us to complement that by offering our customers the complete spectrum of integration, from a simple bench test system for product development to full scale automated production system.”

Alpha Omega Power Technologies is privately owned and is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to solar simulators AOPT provides other specialty high voltage pulse generation products and precision ion beam surface treatment systems, as well as engineering design services. For more information contact Joe Schneider at 973-727-2185 or Ray Cravey at 505-341-4828.

CHAD Industries is privately owned and is based in Anaheim, California. CHAD has been in business for over 35 years and provides equipment to the solar product manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing and the electronic circuit assembly industries. In addition to test and sort systems, CHAD provides assembly systems for CPV secondary optics, solar module assembly, solar cell welding operations, and general solar cell handling equipment. For more information, contact Ward Palmer at 714-938-0080.


Alpha Omega Power Technologies
Joe Schneider, 973-727-2185
Ray Cravey, 505-341-4828
CHAD Industries
Ward Palmer, 714-938-0080

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