New Jersey, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] EPV Solar Germany GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based EPV Solar Inc., a thin-film solar module manufacturer and photovoltaic systems provider announced that the first amorphous silicon thin-film modules have been produced at EPV Solar Germany’s Senftenberg factory.
“While other companies are struggling to produce their first modules, EPV Solar has opened two factories totaling 50 MW in capacity in the last two months,” said EPV Solar CEO Scott Massi.” I am very proud of our personnel who have demonstrated tremendous dedication and have worked tirelessly to ramp our production lines quickly in order to meet growing market demand.”
Commercial volumes of thin-film solar modules produced at the Senftenberg facility will be available for sale in January of 2009. The new facility, located in the Brandenburg region of eastern Germany, has a capacity of 30 megawatts (MW), or approximately half a million 55-watt modules per year.
The modules produced at this facility will be used in large solar parks and photovoltaic arrays in Germany and southern Europe. Throughout the last several weeks, the facility has performed test runs and continued to hire and train its new employees.