European solar manufacturing startup Carbon enlists ISC Konstanz as technology partner

May 11, 2022 11:43 AM ET
  • European solar manufacturing start-up Carbon has partnered with the International Solar Energy Research Center (ISC) Konstanz as it pursues a multi-gigawatt cell manufacturing facility in Europe.
European solar manufacturing startup Carbon enlists ISC Konstanz as technology partner
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A technology agreement authorized by the companies will see ISC Konstanz take duty for the technology choices taken by Carbon as well as create the first actions of its manufacturing processes.

It follows Carbon bringing on board French commercial team ACI as one of its founding investors last month in a bargain that will see ACI work as an "commercial facilitator".

Radovan Kopecek, co-founder and also director at ISC Konstanz, stated that the requirement for an affordable solar production scene in Europe has actually "never ever been more important than now".

"Our team believe that TOPCon Technology is the primary step in the direction of European market renaissance, and also we strive already on the following developments," Kopecek added.

Carbon means to establish solar production facilities in France right the means through from the ingot to module level, beginning with a 500MW pilot facility that it means to ramp in 2024.

Carbon has actually set itself the lofty aspiration of signing up with the globe's top ten solar cell and module makers by 2030 and means to have a cell as well as module output of 20GW by the end of the decade.

A mid-term target of 5GW of module manufacturing capacity by 2025 has also been developed, which Carbon said would support 2,000 direct jobs as well as 4,000 indirect jobs.

Yet Carbon also readily admits that such an output would need billions of euros of investment. The start-up has actually mentioned it is supported by a base of independent shareholders, consisting of ACI.

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