Indicating that business may be tough but demand for a-Si thin-film modules hasn’t waned, Taiwan-based NexPower Technology Corp said it had almost surpassed last year’s shipment levels of 74.10MW by the end of this year’s third quarter. Topping 72.51MW in module shipments so far this year, NexPower has seen first-half year shipment growth of 24%, compared with the same period a year ago. On a 3Q basis only, the company claims a 64% increase in shipments compared to last year.
The company said that growth was driven by a greater diversification in its geographical customer base, citing relatively strong shipments to Europe, India and Thailand.
In the third quarter, NexPower noted that Europe still remained its main market, however India was proving to be a good market, having recently shipped 5MW of modules for a PV power plant project.
NexPower highlighted that Asia (excluding India) climbed up to account for 21% of Q3 shipments, with 3.15MW to Thailand.