A Russian high-tech firm has ordered a 120MW end-to-end Micromorph line from Oerlikon Solar for the production of thin-film solar modules. Nano Solar Technology (NST) is a joint venture between Renova Group and the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnano).
The project was first announced in May this year between Rusnano, a government industry body and Renova, owned by billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, which will control 51% of the venture.
The equipment will be delivered in 2010 to Khimprom OJSC in Novocheboksarsk town of (Chuvash Republic), the new site currently under construction. The start of production is scheduled for 2011. The order also encompasses a comprehensive multiyear service agreement, provided by Oerlikon Solar’s global customer support team.
The facility is to be based on an existing chemical facility and will produce 1 million solar modules per year by the end of 2011.
Renova holds a 45% stake in Oerlikon Solar.