Roth & Rau AG, a leading international supplier for the solar power industry based in Germany, plans to construct a state-of-the-art silicon solar cell production line at the University of New South Wales, Australia. The growth of silicon solar cell technologies from laboratory processes to factory-ready industrial processes will be done at the Solar Industrial Research Facility (SIRF), an industrial grade manufacturing facility that will be one of the first solar research and development facilities in the Asia-Pacific region.
This marks Roth & Rau’s first operational presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The SIRF will display advanced solar cell manufacturing technology to prospective buyers and will also train the company’s staff in advanced equipment and processes. It should also attract more research students to UNSW.