UK-based PV manufacturing start-up, Sunsolar Energy, has placed an order with Meyer Burger for an automated and integrated module assembly line.
The order includes module lamination, cell connection, handling, performance testing and fast-track certification technologies with an initial annual production capacity of 35MW.
Meyer Burger said that the equipment was scheduled to be delivered by the end of September, 2013 with Sunsolar Energy beginning production in November 2013.
However, Sunsolar Energy has plans, based on market to demand, to add additional equipment to take production to 75MW per annum.
Sunsolar Energy had told PV Tech back in June 2012 that it had also placed an order for solar cell manufacturing equipment but would initially use solar cells purchased in Europe to make its modules.
The company had been partially funded by local government grants.
Meyer Burger also announced the signing of a contract with an existing customer in Taiwan for the sale of both on-stock and second hand wafer slicing equipment for solar wafers. The two contracts were said to have a combined value of over CHF5 million (US$5.3 million).