Centrosolar Group AG opens solar module factory



After a mere 10 months of building, Centrosolar Group AG has opened its Wismar, Germany, solar module facility, one of the largest in the area. Chairman Dr. Alexander Kirsch (pictured) was joined at the opening celebration by numerous guests that were part of the community and world political and economy scene. The investment volume of the factory totals around €23 million and has created 250 new jobs, making the fab one of the biggest employers in Wismar.

Starting in 2010 the almost fully automated Sonnenstromfabrik will produce 150MWp of solar modules per year. About 3,000 modules a day will come off the assembly line, which is five times higher than the company’s old factory production volume. The new facility has five assembly lines producing crystalline modules for grid-connected systems. Standalone modules will also be created for power generation on boats and RVs. The new facility will also make in-roof modules for roof-integration and customised modules.

To keep in line with its commitment to innovation and sustainability, Centrosolar will be installing a 300kWp PV plant on the roof of the production and storage hall.

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