Schuco, E.ON Begin Thin-Film Solar PV Plant Construction

Malibu, the joint venture launched in 2007 by Schuco International KG and E.ON AG to develop and produce photovoltaic modules, has initiated construction of a new production plant in Osterweddingen, Germany. Production of thin-film modules is expected to begin as early as autumn 2008.

The 40 MW plant, featuring production equipment from Applied Materials, is approximately 1,076,000 square feet. It will produce photovoltaic modules measuring up to 5.7 square meters that can produce up to 460 W of electricity.


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