California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Applied Materials Inc. has signed a five-year contract with ENN Solar Energy Co. Ltd. to support ENN’s solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing facility in Langfang, China, which features an Applied SunFab Thin Film Line.
Under the agreement, Applied will leverage its dedicated infrastructure to provide ENN’s SunFab Thin Film Line with preventive and corrective maintenance, spare parts management, and analytical services.
In addition, Applied and ENN will work together to develop continuous improvement programs that aim to increase module efficiency and lower operating costs.
“ENN sees joining with Applied Global Services as a powerful strategy to optimize the return on our investment in our SunFab line,” said Dr. Rick Wan, general manager of ENN Solar. “This agreement will allow us to replace much of our fixed cost infrastructure with a variable alternative that can flex as the market changes. This flexibility will free us to focus on successfully delivering high-performance, low-cost modules to our customers, helping them win in the marketplace.”