E-Ton mulling cell capacity expansion

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Although the current weakness in demand has seen E-Ton unprofitable in the first-half of 2009, the solar cell manufacturer is said to be mulling plans for capacity expansions as demand from customers, notably in China and other parts of Asia has been improving. E-Ton shipped 30MW in Q109 and 50MW of solar cells in 2Q09, however the company is expecting shipments to increase to approximately 60MW in 3Q09.

E-Ton is reported to have a current capacity of 320MW, predominantly multi-crystalline based. The company could look at expanding production to over 400MW in 2010 and beyond in tandem with a focus on cell efficiencies of over 16% for multi-crystalline and 18% for mono. E-Ton is also focusing on 6” cells with improved efficiencies and higher production output.

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