Taiwan-based EMS provider and automation equipment manufacturer Kenmec Mechanical Engineering looks set to roll out its first turnkey production line for amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules in May of this year, according to a report in Digitimes. The annual capacity of the line has yet to be reveealed.
Kenmec, who will supply the automation equipment for the production lines, will tap other international suppliers for such key equipment as PECVD systems and others, based on clients’ individual requirements. The report claimed that Kenmec’s turnkey production line would produce modules capable of 7-8% conversion rates.
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The company is also anticipating that it will be ready to offer CIGS thin-film turnkey production equipment to the market in 2010.