Meyer Burger receives over USD 5 million in solar PV, wafering orders

The orders come at a welcome time for Meyer Burger. Like all PV equipment manufacturers, it has suffered a collapse in demand over the last two years
The orders come at a welcome time for Meyer Burger. Like all PV equipment manufacturers, it has suffered a collapse in demand over the last two years

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. (Zug, Switzerland) has received two orders totaling over USD 5 million for solar photovoltaic (PV) and wafering equipment from customers in the UK and Taiwan.

The company has signed a contract with Sunsolar Energy Ltd. (Birmingham, UK) to deliver an automated, integrated PV module manufacturing line. This includes lamination and cell connection equipment, handling, performance testing and fast-track certification.

The system will have the capacity to produce 35 MW of PV modules annually, with the option to expand to 75 MW in the future. The company expects to deliver this order by the end of September 2013, so that Sunsolar can begin production in November 2013.

The company has also signed a contract with Gigastorage Corp. (Hukou Hsiang, Taiwan) to deliver slurry-based wire saws from current and second-hand stock. The machines will be able to produce roughly 200 MW of silicon wafers annually, and Meyer Burger expects to deliver the machines by the end of September 2013.

 

2013-07-26 | Courtesy: Meyer Burger | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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