Schiller Automation GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of production equipment to the solar market, has been awarded contracts for the complete automation solution in an unnamed 120 MW thin-film factory. The company says this new contract expands its growing business in China.
Schiller's BackBone and ProLoad architecture has been selected to manage the flow of product and information through a full-scale thin-film production fab. This is a new customer that is already active in the renewable energy sector and has decided to enter the thin-film market with a large initial fab, Schiller adds. The factory will have an annual capacity of around 850,000 solar modules, or 120 MW.Â