Hanwha Chemical has commissioned a 30MW turnkey multicrystalline-silicon solar cell line provided by Spire. The line has exceeded both its efficiency and throughput specifications producing 15.8% efficient cells at the rate of more than 34MW per year, according to the companies.
“We are very pleased with the performance of this solar cell line,” said Roger Little, chairman/CEO of Spire. “Since Hanwha put their confidence in Spire, it was important for us to deliver a line that exceeded specifications. This is Hanwha’s debut to the solar cell market, and this line makes them very competitive.”
Spire has been providing turnkey PV lines for over 20 years and is known principally for its module lines; the success of this line continues to demonstrate our ability to provide state-of-the-art cell lines as well,” he added.
“We knew Spire represented the best choice as a partner for this turnkey solar cell factory,” said a unnamed senior official of Hanwha about the commissioning of the South Korean company’s new Spire-supplied cell line. “Their process technology and proven ability to deliver made them the company to work with. We have not been disappointed.”