Freiburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Concentrating PV company Concentrix Solar has inaugurated industrial production of its Flatcon concentrator PV module technology at its site in Freiburg. The new fully automated production line has a manufacturing capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) annually.
The building and the infrastructure are designed so that the production capacity can be quickly expanded up to 100 MW. In total, Concentrix Solar has a floor area of 4000 square meters available for production and services. According to the company independent testing from Fraunhofer ISE confirms an average module efficiency of 27.2%.
“Constructing a fully automated production line with industrial throughput for concentrator modules is a milestone for us and also for the field of concentrator photovoltaics,” said Hansjörg Lerchenmüller, CEO of Concentrix Solar. “However, this is just the beginning and serves only as an entry into industrial production. Our goal is to grow with increasing speed in order to reach grid parity as soon as possible with our technology.”