Citing an expected solar industry growth of 30% or more next year, Taiwan-based Gintech Energy is planning to expand its c-Si solar cell manufacturing capacity to 1GW by 2011. Gintech has a capacity of 560MW, according to a Bloomberg story that cited an interview with Gintech’s Chairman, Wenent Pan.
Gintech expects to invest US$170 million to nearly double its manufacturing capacity. The company is to push for more business from module manufacturers in Europe, USA and Japan.
Gintech also recently announced the launch of its Phoenix series multi-c-Si cells in multiple colours, designed to meet requirements for the BIPV market.