Sunwell, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMC Magnetics, has ordered another two end-to-end thin-film silicon production lines from Oerlikon Solar. One 60 MW line will be delivered to the existing Sunwell production facility in Taiwan, and the other 120 MW line will be shipped to a new site currently under construction.
Both lines comprise Oerlikon Solar's latest micromorph tandem cell technology, which can raise module efficiency by up to 50%, the company says. The start of production is scheduled for 2009.
CMC Magnetics signed a contract for its first amorphous line from Oerlikon in mid 2007. The company says it plans to reach an annual production output of 1 GW.