Oerlikon Solar Contracts With China-Based Thin-Film Firm


Baoding Tianwei has signed a contract with Oerlikon Solar for a turnkey thin-film solar module production line with an initial production capacity of 46.5 MWp per year. The deal includes all major thin-film solar module production equipment, including metrology and testing facilities. In the coming months, the machinery will be shipped, installed and commissioned by Oerlikon Solar at the project site in Baoding, Hebei, China.

‘With this major order, we expand our footprint in Asia, entering one of the most attractive solar markets worldwide,’ says Dr. Uwe Krüger, CEO of Oerlikon. Baoding Tianwei joins existing Oerlikon customers in Asia, CMC and Auria Solar.

The advanced Oerlikon Solar production line enables the highly cost-effective manufacture of thin-film silicon modules, the company says. The turnkey, end-to-end solution embraces the entire production process, from glass cleaning and in-line inspection to testing of the finished solar modules.

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