Sunnyvale, California & Hyderabad, India [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Solar Semiconductor, with offices in California and India, has acquired a highly automated Solar PV Module manufacturing line with an annual capacity of approximately 50 megawatts (MW), from P.Energy S.A.S. of Italy.Solar Semiconductor also has an option to double the capacity with an additional line within a year of the installation of the first line. “We are building a solar PV module plant in Hyderabad, India to international standards,” said Venkat Kode, the Chief Operating Officer of Solar Semiconductor. “The line has the capability to handle standard as well as custom module designs, cells with thickness below 180 microns and even 3 bus-bar cells. In addition to crystalline PV modules, our plant can manufacture amorphous, BIPV and thin film modules.” Aquarius International, the Indian representative of P.Energy has assisted in facilitating the successful negotiation and conclusion of this contract. “This decision to purchase the automated module manufacturing line from P.Energy represents the first step in our plan to offer high quality and affordable solar solutions to the global market place,” added Kode.