Using its laser isolation technology to restore solar cell efficiencies from pre-processed cells from the likes of Bosch and Q-Cells, Innotech Solar has opened its lasted cell plant in Halle/Saale, Germany. The first phase investment totalled €20 million and created 50 new jobs. The re-worked cells are used in Innotech Solar’s own modules. The new production site is operated by ITS Halle Cell GmbH, a German subsidiary of the Norwegian company.
“After a construction period that lasted around eight months we are now taking an important step toward expanding our production capacity in Germany,” noted Dr. Uwe Schönebaum, General Manager of ITS Halle Cell GmbH. “Alongside our plants in Norway and Sweden, the factory in Halle is the third constructed by Innotech Solar.”
The new facility was said to be capable of handling 20,000 solar cells per hour in a production area measuring 7,000 square meters. A further 80 jobs and apprenticeships are set to be created in the next expansion phase, according to the company.