Sulzemoos, Spain [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Phoenix Solar AG has signed a framework contract with module manufacturer Signet Solar, to run until 2011, for the supply of thin film solar modules with a peak output of approximately 50 megawatts (MW). Production of the solar modules is scheduled to start in mid-2008.
Starting in September 2008, Phoenix Solar will take delivery from Signet Solar of thin-film modules made from amorphous silicon. From 2010 onwards, deliveries will be supplemented by micromorphous silicon technology. The amorphous silicon solar modules have nominal output of more than 80, 160 and 340 watts respectively and are available in different sizes, depending on the output.
“This long-term framework contract will help us to secure more module volumes for ground-mounted power plants, a segment in which Phoenix Solar is one of Europe’s leading companies. The size of the modules is a milestone in technological progress which will allow significant cuts in the system costs,” said Manfred Bachler, Chief Technology Officer of Phoenix Solar AG.