Ontario-based Magnum Pv, a sister company of Magnum Integrated Technologies, will be receiving delivery of a 60MW Schmid module line in September. The two companies noted that this would be the first Schmid turnkey module delivered to North America. Upon receipt, Magnum Pv states that its first UL 1703 certified module should roll of the line by mid-October.
Under Schmid’s module certification program, the relevant certification modules are being produced to Magnum’s specifications on a comparable module production system at Schmid Technology Center in Dunningen, Germany. Magnum Pv will receive onsite technical support for the turnkey system by Schmid Systems in Oakdale, Minnesota, while select Magnum Pv staff will be going to Germany for training on the production line at Schmid’s facilities.
The 60MW PV module line will feature a membrane-free stacking laminator, which is designed with four levels for a line capacity of 120MW. This feature will allow Magnum to upgrade its line, as scheduled for 2012, to a fully automatic module line.