A new thin-film module manufacturing line has been commissioned in Jiangsu province, China that will see an initial 24MW – and a potential increase to 96MW by 2011 – of a-Si modules hit the market. The agreement states that EnergoSolar Hungary Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. provide the turnkey end-to-end module production line for Parity Solar Ltd., with the first phase of installation commencing in 3Q09.
EnergoSolar has been paid a down-payment for its services, that will include supply and installation of key equipment including PECVD tools, sputtering machines, front- and back-end equipment, as well as the training of the staff of Parity.
The planned 24MW output will generate approximately 470,000m2 of high-quality thin-film PV modules per annum. Parity Solar is nearing completion of the preparation of the facility building in Zhenjiang, with utility installation commencing this month. Equipment delivery is scheduled to take place in the next six months.
“As the market is adopting amorphous silicon modules fast, especially in hot areas where the LCoE (Levelized Cost of Electricity) levels are unbeatable for amorphous, the demand for this type of thin-film modules continues to expand rapidly. We are delighted to work with Parity to serve their aggressive expansion plans, and to be a part of the amorphous success together,” said Ruurd Boomsma, CEO of Energosolar.