Meyer Burger selects ex-SolarWorld bring about support module supply aspirations

May 27, 2021 01:50 PM ET
  • Module production company Meyer Burger has selected ex-SolarWorld executive Daniel Menzel as its new managing supervisor.
Meyer Burger selects ex-SolarWorld bring about support module supply aspirations
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Menzel, who invested virtually one decade at Germany PV product producer SolarWorld, will oversee Meyer Burger's manufacturing, international supply chain, purchasing, as well as quality assurance in his new setting, which will begin quickly.

The Swiss-headquartered module manufacturer opened two new manufacturing centers in Germany this month as it prepares to scale up its heterojunction (HJ) cell and also module capability to greater than 5GW in the coming years. Menzel will certainly collaborate with fellow MD Moritz Borgmann to drive the expansion of Meyer Burger's brand-new manufacturing sites.

Gunter Erfurt, Meyer Burger's chief executive, said that Menzel's experience at SolarWorld will "contribute to the success" of the company's current development strategies.

The equipment provider-turned-module manufacturer formally revealed its new range of HJ modules for mass production last month. It then began business procedures at its center in Thalheim, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, on 19 May, and opened up a 2nd manufacturing facility in Frieberg on 26 May. Both factories have an ability of 400MW, however the firm stated in January it intends to expand its overall manufacturing capacity to 1.4 GW by 2023, and also to 5GW by 2026.

The consultation additionally mirrors Meyer Burger's links with the now-defunct module manufacturer SolarWorld, after the firm acquisition websites in Germany previously possessed by SolarWorld to start its manufacturing ambitions.

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