Oerlikon Solar has signed a new contract with Spain-based Gadir Solar for a complete amorphous silicon end-to-end production line, as well as completed a deal with China-based Chint Solar for a micromorph R&D line and first-phase production equipment.
‘By securing both contracts, Oerlikon Solar enlarges its share in important growth markets,’ says Jeannine Sargent, CEO Oerlikon Solar. ‘This further strengthens our market-leading position as a provider of proven thin-film silicon PV solutions.’
The first stage of Gadir Solar's thin-film site in Cadiz, Spain, will enable the production of over 300,000 panels per year, and subsequent expansion steps are already planned. Chint Solar is anticipating a mass-production expansion to 180 MWp in 2010. Equipment will be delivered this year, with a ramp-up in 2009.
SOURCE: Oerlikon Solar