Taiwan-based Auria Solar has become the first company to reach mass production with Oerlikon Solar’s Micromorph technology, having completed the 60MW end-to-end solar manufacturing line less than eight months after equipment installation. Auria’s modules have also earned IEC certification from TÜV Rheinland.
Bolstered by Oerlikon’s on-site support, Auria has both ramped the facility and gained certification in record time. The tandem-junction Micromorph process will allow Auria to become a major player in the thin-film module realm, with the company having the ability to produce 120W modules claiming 9% conversion efficiency.
“We are extremely impressed with the speed in which Oerlikon Solar’s expert team was able to bring our Micromorph end-to-end fab to mass production,” commented Dr. Chi-Yao Tsai, CEO of Auria Solar. “…The low-cost manufacturing process enabled through Oerlikon Solar’s leading-edge, end-to-end solution will help us reach the target of grid parity in the foreseeable future.”