Q-Cells SE and MEMC Electronic Materials have formed a joint venture to construct solar photovoltaic (PV) generation facilities, in which each partner will have a 50% share. The first shared project will be a facility in Strasskirchen, Bavaria. With a total capacity of around 50 megawatts (MW), this will be one of the largest ground mounted PV system in Germany to use crystalline solar cell technology.

In a related story, MEMC has amended its long term solar wafer supply agreement with Suntech Power.