Spire To Provide 30-MW Solar Cell Line to Korea

Spire Corporation announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its Spi-Line 30C, a complete turnkey factory capable of producing up to 30 megawatts (MW) of solar cells per year, to Hanwha Chemical Corporation. This is Hanwha’s entrance into the solar market and the company said that it made the decision to work with Spire as a partner after extensive research and investigation.

“We had an extremely thorough process for choosing a partner to provide this key element of our solar business and Spire was the clear winner. They represent the best choice as a partner for this turnkey factory. Their deep technical knowledge and proven ability to make their customers successful set them apart from all others,” Hanwha’s senior officer related to the solar project said.

The Spi-Line 30C is capable of producing high efficiency cells using either mono- or multi-crystalline silicon wafers. Hanwha will be self-sufficient and able to operate the line without assistance after a ramp and qualification period. The solar cell line is scaleable, allowing Hanwha to easily increase capacity beyond 30 MW once the line is fully qualified and meeting production goals.

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