Corporation has added to its recent wafer supply deals that ensured
approximately 80 percent of its 2008 production ramp requirements with
a 4-year ‘Take or Pay’ contract for 33MW of silicon wafers with LDK
Solar. The contract lasts from 2008 through 2011.
Arise is expected to start solar cell production at its first plant located in Bischofswerda, Germany in April 2008. Arise is also planning its Line 2 to be in production in the first quarter of 2009.
LDK Solar will also supply Athens, Greece-based Silcio S.A. Greek with 50MW of silicon wafers from 2008 through 2013. Production at its first plant is expected to start by the end of 2008. Roth & Rau AG is providing the turnkey equipment for the 30MWp manufacturing line.