Anwell starts ramp of 120MW a-Si thin film plant

China-based a-Si thin-film equipment and now module manufacturer Anwell Technologies has started mass production of thin film modules using its in-house developed ‘Sunlite’ turnkey production line. Anwell’s initial capacity is 40MW but will be further expanded to over 120MW by the end of 2010, according to the company. The plant is located in Henan, China.

"This achievement is all the more memorable considering the fact that we entered the solar industry only two short years ago,” noted Franky Fan, Anwell's executive chairman/CEO. “Our unique vertically integrated business model, where we produce both the production line and thin-film solar panels, also gives us a distinct advantage in terms of cost and quality control over our competitors."

PV-Tech reported in September 2009 that Anwell had produced its first modules, while in February 2010 Anwell claimed it had achieved a conversion efficiency of 8.5%, verified by the National Laboratory of China and tested according to the IEC61646 standard.

The company said that it had already set up a European distribution centre in Germany in late 2009. Key markets for its modules are said to be Europe.


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