Italian specialist solar cell producer MegaCell and turnkey equipment and technology supplier, RCT Solutions are collaborating on establishing a pilot production line for multicrystalline bi-facial solar cells.
Currently, MegaCell is operating an 80MW N-type solar cell plant in Carmignano di Brenta, Italy.
The collaboration entails technical co-development and licence agreement with RCT Solutions, which will be a precursor to offering turnkey bi-facial solar cell production lines. The new pilot line is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2015.
“We are very happy to partner with MegaCell, which is one of the leading qualified manufacturers that is concretely investing in the state of the art of the bi-facial polycrystalline technology, allowing our technology to be moved to a massive production step,” said Peter Fath, Chief Executive Officer of RCT Solutions.
MegaCell said in November, 2014 that it had signed an MOU with Egyptian investment firm, Misr Asset Management, to build and operate a 120MW solar cell and module assembly plant in Egypt using its n-type monocrystalline bi-facial cell technology.