Spire Corporation recently announced its new contract with Hanwha Chemical Corporation, located in Seoul, Korea, to provide a Spi-Line 30C complete turnkey factory to produce up to 30MW per year. Spire has over 25 years of experience in developing solar cell processing technology, which is rooted in Spire’s turnkey cell line. The agreement marks Hanwha’s entrance into the solar market with hopes to make it one of the most modern cell factories in Korea.
“We are excited to win this important contract. Spire is known worldwide for its module lines but this contract highlights Spire’s cell line expertise,” said Roger Little, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Spire Corporation. “Spire’s experience in solar cell production lines is also valuable to our module line customers to allow them to backward integrate.”
The Spi-Line 30C can produce high efficiency cells using either mono- or multi- crystalline wafers. Spire also provides in-depth training, factory layout, facilities and on-site support. After a ramp and qualification period, Hanwha will be self-contained and can easily increase capacity beyond 30 MW once the line is fully qualified and meeting production goals.