In August, Oerlikon Solar and Hunan Gongchuang Photovoltaic Science & Technology signed a contract as part of the 60-year celebration for commercial ties between China and Switzerland. Today, as part of that contract, Gongchuang has ordered a 40MW micromorph turnkey production line, which is also known as the FAB 1200. The production line is expected to start mass production by the end of 2011, with around 330,000 solar modules being manufactured per year.
“The combination of our ThinFab launch last month and our latest order from Gongchuang is very encouraging for the future development of our company,” said Dr. Juerg Henz, CEO of Oerlikon Solar. “It is a clear sign that Oerlikon Solar's thin-film silicon technology is seen as a highly competitive, clean and sustainable solution for the PV industry.”