Semiconductor technology group, Meyer Berger has announced an order from a European customer to provide CHF10 million (US$11 million) worth of components for a PV production line in South America.
The wafer and cell equipment is for a monocrystalline silicon ingot to solar module production line. A contract has been signed and delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2014.
The production facility will have an annual production of 70MW to help supply the country’s energy needs.
In November, M+W announced it had won a contract to build a 70MW production line in Argentina.
South America is increasingly attractive for solar developments with ample cheap and low grade land, high solar irradiation and supportive policies. Mexico is expected to quadruple solar installations by 2014, while Chile has GWs of solar in development and Brazil is to host its first solar only auction next week.