Meyer Burger set to receive EUR22.5 m in German grants for heterojunction quantity production

Jan 4, 2021 12:46 PM ET
  • Meyer Burger has actually been pledged an overall of EUR22.5 million in regional German federal government grants when the business begins ramping quantity manufacturing capacity to 1.4 GW for its heterojunction (HJ) solar cell as well as module setting up.
Meyer Burger set to receive EUR22.5 m in German grants for heterojunction quantity production
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Presently, Meyer Burger is installing devices for a first production volume of 400MW of HJ capability in 2021. The business verified that it anticipated to start manufacturing in the second quarter of 2021.

A second phase of capacity developments, for which Meyer Burger requires to protect further debt financing, would certainly take cell and module ability to 1.4 GW as well as set off the German local grants.

Meyer Burger kept in mind that the state of Saxony-Anhalt as well as the Federal Republic of Germany have vowed up to EUR15 million in environmental management help for HJ solar cell manufacturing in Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen.

This was given after the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems was appointed by the company to generate a record concerning the feasible environmental benefits of HJ modern technology manufacturing over standard solar cell manufacturing processes.

Meyer Burger has previously highlighted in technical papers that its HJ technology lowers both the number of standard cell processing steps and minimized material usage, consisting of thinner wafers, contrasted to standard p-type mono Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) processes when at quantity production range.

Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger said, "We delight in to get this substantial environmental aid. It verifies that heterojunction modern technology is not just much more reliable but additionally much more environmentally friendly than conventional solar cell technologies."

The company is additionally in line to get a grant of EUR7.5 million for regional financial benefits associated with the organized building of a new production center in Bitterfeld-Wolfen. The firm stated the grant could be attracted through the end of 2023.

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