SCHOTT Solar says it has significantly expanded its production facilities in Valasske Mezirici in the Czech Republic. By the end of the year, the annual production capacity is expected to more than quadruple, to 200 MW.
The company has been producing photovoltaic modules at the site for three years, starting with a production capacity of approximately 40 MW per year in June 2005. According to current plans, SCHOTT Solar will produce more than one million solar PV modules a year on five production lines in this facility.
‘In the future, Valasske Mezirici will play a greater role than ever in our strategy to cover the entire value-added chain of producing wafers, in cooperation with our WACKER SCHOTT Solar joint venture, as well as cells and modules in our own production facilities,’ says Dr. Udo Ungeheuer, chairman of SCHOTT AG's management board.