Odersun has inaugurated its second solar factory “SunTwo” in Fürstenwalde (Spree), Germany. The company began ramping-up the production at the new facility when it achieved the IEC 61646 certification back in January 2010.
During the opening ceremony of SunTwo, the economics minister of the state of Brandenburg, Ralf Christoffers, also acknowledged a new thin-film solar module, which will be utilized in building design.
“The Energy Strategy 2020 of the State of Brandenburg defines the increase of the overall share of renewable energies in primary energy consumption to 20% until the year 2020. In view of the climate change and energy policy perspectives this target is mandatory,” said Christoffers. “With a share of currently 16%, this target is already in sight. Odersun contributes to the State of Brandenburg which is amongst the top with respect to the use and production of renewable energies.”
The factory has a current capacity of approximately 20MW, which is expected to increase to 30MW with the installation of two additional production lines in the factory. Odersun has invested around €50 million for concept, planning, construction, and equipment supply.
“Odersun is well positioned to serve the growing demand for customer specific solar products in the market,” said Odersun CEO Hein van der Zeeuw. “Today’s opening is another significant milestone for our company.”