At 40MW capacity, Moser Baer’s manufacturing plant in Greater Noida is the largest thin-film solar line in India, and preparation for commencement of production of thin-film PV modules is underway. The announcement was made today amid news of achievement of final acceptance test (FAT) certification of the company’s SunFab Thin Film Line, which was supplied by Applied Materials, Inc. The final certification comes less than a week after AMAT was granted IEC 61646 and 61730 verification for its single and tandem junction (1.1m x 1.3m) PV modules.
Moser Baer was Applied’s first SunFab customer, and Moser Baer’s single junction SunFab line has shown the highest production capacity to date for manufacturing 5.7m2 solar modules.
“Moser Baer is pursuing a differentiated strategy in the high growth photovoltaic business and launching production of the SunFab thin film solar module line is of great significance in our effort to bring the solar energy dream to fruition,” commented Deepak Puri, Chairman and Managing Director of Moser Baer. “The thin film line will help us significantly scale up our manufacturing capacity and supply thin film solar modules to our customers. The close relationship we have with Applied has enabled us to quickly ramp up our Greater Noida facility.”
Mike Splinter, Applied Materials’ CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have achieved this key customer sign-off for our thin film production line, the first SunFab line in India. We are especially grateful to Moser Baer, our first SunFab customer, for its commitment to our approach in driving down the cost of solar electricity using 5.7m2 substrates.”