NexPower Energy plans to build a 35MWp amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV module plant in Shandong Province, China, according to Digitimes. The report says that the initial investment in the factory will be US$90 million, with construction of the facility set to commence in 2011.
The report also notes that the UMC solar subsidiary has been running at full capacity since the beginning of the year, with an estimated annual production of 60MWp. The Taiwanese company is said to expect yearly capacity to reach 100MWp by the end of 2010, with just under 50% of its capacity dedicated to micromorphous tandem-junction PV modules.
NexPower’s production lines are outfitted with three CVD and the company plans to add two more later this year, according to the news outlet.
The story also reports that NexPower has received orders to supply 70MWp of PV modules for three power plants in Shandong, with shipments to the sites starting last month.