Riazzino and Trübbach, Switzerland [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] The Pramac Group and Oerlikon Solar announced that production at Switzerland’s largest solar photovoltaic module manufacturing facility has started, just seven months after the build out of the facility began. The plant, near Locarno, Switzerland, will produce 30 megawatts (MW) of thin-film panels each year on Oerlikon Solar’s Micromorph line and create 150 high-tech jobs in the region.
This phase of the Pramac facility will produce approximately 250,000 solar modules each year. One year’s worth of output from the facility would be able to cover the approximate area of all of the currently installed photovoltaic installations in Switzerland.
“We look forward to supporting Pramac as they further expand their production of thin-film solar modules,” said Jeannine Sargent, CEO of Oerlikon Solar. “Working with our partners, we are committed to making solar power affordable and competitive with other forms of electricity generation. We are especially pleased to participate in launching Switzerland’s first thin-film silicon module volume production line based upon our Micromorph technology, which was invented here in Switzerland, in Neuchâtel.”