Germany-based Hanwha Q Cells says it will build a new module factory at its existing photovoltaic cell production site in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.
The new facility will include four production lines and automated equipment for the company's solar modules with an annual capacity of 800 MW. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to start in early 2015. Hanwha Q Cells says it expects test production to begin in the third quarter of next year, with full production capacity available by early 2016.
‘Hanwha Q Cells Malaysia is ready to become the company's main hub for the sustainable mass production of high quality solar cells and modules at competitive costs,’ says Seong Joo Ryu, managing director of Hanwha Q Cells Malaysia. ‘In combining cell and module manufacturing in one production site, the company will optimize the production cycle times and reduces logistics costs.’