Solarion breaks ground on its new 20MW CIGS thin-film PV factory in Germany



Solarion hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its CIGS thin-film solar cell and module factory in Saxon, Germany. The event was attended by company and state officials who noted that this is the company’s first production facility for mass manufacturing of its thin-film PV technology. The €40 million project will house a 129,167 square foot production facility on a 7.4-acre site at the Zwenkau-South industrial park, with a 20MW production volume at its inception in 2012.

“The construction project is an important step to shift our research and development efforts from the pilot production phase into mass production. Photovoltaic has great perspectives and with our proprietary technology we will develop an important market share“, commented Dr. Karsten Otte, CEO of the Solarion.

A financial investment for the plant was promoted by funds for the Free State of Saxony and a signed investment of €40 million by Taiwanese company Walsin Lihwa. Solarion will roll out its frameless glass-glass modules in 2012, with its flexible foil modules following in 2013.

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