Fab & Facilities

December 16, 2010
The European Commission has awarded Sovello AG €15.5 million of regional investment aid to help build its latest String Ribbon solar-module production facility in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany. When completed, the entire project will have received investment totalling €147 million and created 320 jobs in the region.
December 16, 2010
Meyer Burger Technology has had an impressive few weeks scoring two big orders and has added a third order from a customer in Asia. The US$57.1 million (CHF55 million) deal will see MB Wafertec, a division of Meyer Burger, supply slicing, bricking and automated gluing systems while wafer inspection systems will be delivered by Hennecke Systems. Delivery is scheduled for 2011.
December 15, 2010
AU Optronics and SunPower has been officially inaugurated at a ceremony that included key executives and Malaysian Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib.
December 14, 2010
On June 4, 2010, Twin Creeks Technologies and Perak State Economic Development, through its associate company The Red Solar, entered a joint venture, which produced Twin Creeks Malaysia Sdn Bhd (TCMSB). Recently, Twin Creeks Technologies has broken ground on the site for the new facility: a 250,000 square foot, 100MW, solar cell and panel manufacturing plant in Ipoh, Malaysia.
December 14, 2010
Jain Group is to start production of c-Si solar cells via placing a 400MW turnkey order with Gebr. Schmid
December 13, 2010
The Festo Engineering Network Idea Contest seeks new and innovative ideas to solve key challenges in wafer based manufacturing of photovoltaics.
December 10, 2010
Dow Electronic Materials broke ground on its new Eastern China manufacturing facility, located at the company’s Zhangjiagang site in JiangSu Province, approximately 98 kilometers from Shanghai. City government officials and employees took part in the groundbreaking event.
December 10, 2010
SunPower has received a cash injection of more than US$3 million to help fund a new corporate operations centre in Austin, Texas. The centre, which will benefit from a $2.5 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) and a US$900,000 grant from the City of Austin, is to house the company's finance, legal and marketing departments and create around 450 jobs over the next four years.
December 9, 2010
Currently, the Vénissieux, France location that Bosch Solar Energy plans to set up as a PV module assembly plant is being used as diesel system location where common-rail injection pumps are manufactured. As the demand for such products has declined, Bosch began looking for a new use of the location and eventually, the company decided to bring their assembly plant to the locale.
December 9, 2010
Wacker Chemie says the 15,000MT facility will be completed by the end of 2013.

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