Meyer Burger Technology Ltd announced the conclusion of a contract with an Italian solar module manufacturer for two heterojuction solar cell lines enabling a total production capacity of up to 200MW. The order comprises installation, on-site training and service of the industry-leading HELiA platform for the production of high efficiency Heterojunction (HJT) solar cells as well as full interlink automation of the manufacturing facility and amounts to around CHF 45 million. Delivery will start by mid-2018 and full production is expected to begin in 2019.
Hans Brändle, CEO at Meyer Burger, said: "We are very pleased to enter into this important strategic partnership with a strong and recognised leader in the downstream renewable energy market. This marks an important milestone for Meyer Burger’s industrialised HJT technology which is on its way to becoming the next high-efficency cell technology for bifacial solar modules."