CMC Magnetics Initiates Thin-Film Solar Pilot Line With Oerlikon Equipment


Taiwan-based CMC Magnetics Corp. has begun pilot operations on its 40 MWp thin-film solar PV manufacturing line, which was supplied by Oerlikon Solar.

The turnkey 40 MWp production facility is capable of producing approximately 500,000 amorphous silicon thin-film solar modules annually. The equipment covers the entire production process, from glass purification to the testing of finished solar modules. The project scope also includes the implementation of the metrology system for quality control, back-end module production and transparent conductive oxide technology.

Plans for expanding the existing production capacity are already in the works, the companies say. In a next step, a turnkey 60 MWp micromorph tandem line – the latest Oerlikon Solar PV technology – will expand the CMC production volume at the existing site in Taiwan.

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