Solar Cells Hellas commissions 30-MW wafer, cell turnkey production line from GT Solar

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GT Solar has received final acceptance for the design, installation, and commissioning of Solar Cells Hellas’s integrated solar photovoltaic wafer and cell turnkey fabrication line in Patras, Greece–said to be the first PV manufacturing facility in the country. The multicrystalline-silicon production line has an annual capacity of 30 MW.

“Being new to the industry, Solar Cells Hellas needed a partner that we could rely on–one with significant PV manufacturing expertise and experience,” said Dimitris Panagakos, chairman of Solar Cells Hellas. “Not only was GT Solar able to build and deploy our equipment, but they also helped us design and configure our facility, and provided the training that will allow us to realize the best possible results. We’re pleased at how quickly we’ve been able to get our operations up-and-running, and we look forward to expanding relationship with GT Solar as we grow our company.”

GT Solar’s turnkey solutions, which integrate the company’s own tools and best-of-breed third-party equipment, have been successfully installed in China, India, Italy, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and other countries.

The company’s wafer fabrication line (GT-WAFFAB) delivers high-quality multicrystalline ingots to the wafer lines. It features leading-edge equipment technologies for squaring, polishing, chamfering, wafering, cleaning, and inspection. GT Solar’s cell turnkey line (GT-CELFAB) is designed to produce high-efficiency solar cells from round or square, mono- or multicrystalline silicon wafers.

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