Meyer Burger Technology Ltd concludes contracts with several suppliers for the supply of sustainably produced wafers, thus securing its new production of high-efficiency solar cells and modules.
This will start in the second quarter of this year and will comprise an annual nominal capacity of 400 MW each.
The wafers are sawn from ultra-pure silicon and are the basic material from which Meyer Burger manufactures its solar cells. All suppliers assure that the wafers are made of polysilicon, which comes from the European manufacturer Wacker.
This silicon allows the company to meet the demands of the French market, for example, and to supply modules with a certified carbon footprint.
Their new patent-protected technology allows the use of particularly thin wafers, which can only be produced with high-quality polysilicon.
Meyer Burger will present its new high-efficiency solar modules in an online premiere on April 27, 2021. By building its own solar production, the company is bringing key steps of the solar supply chain back to Europe.
Meyer Burger plans to build an annual production capacity of 5 GW each of solar cells and modules by 2026.
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