Meyer Burger to only manufacture glass-glass solar panels moving forward

Mar 2, 2023 02:58 PM ET
  • Meyer Burger revealed its plans to switch all its high-performance solar modules to a glass-glass design to enhance manufacturing rate as well as stop slowdowns due to product shortages.

The Board of Directors approved the update to present an unified product platform for Meyer Burger solar panels. The panels will remain to be available in black and white variations, have bifaciality and reduced weight. Meyer Burger states it is laying the structure to accomplish premium costs for its high-performance modules in the long term.

The new product platform enables the scalability of new production abilities as well as increases automation; for instance, it eliminates downtime as a result of product changes as well as intricate purchase logistics processes brought on by product diversity. This enables Meyer Burger to touch more capacity for minimizing manufacturing prices. Additionally, a consistent platform enables the firm to focus r & d.

The lines for the future Goodyear, Arizona, site are made for the new item platform from the start. Technical upgrades at the Freiberg, Germany, plant are set up to start in the second quarter of 2023. While the progression of the growth of German production capability to 1.4 GW is happening, ongoing disruptions in international supply chains for some industrial electronics components have triggered the ramp-up of the 3rd module line in Freiberg to be delayed up until the summer. The combination of supply chain issues and the prep work of production lines for the new platform causes a reduced manufacturing volume than formerly introduced. Meyer Burger now aims to generate solar modules with a total output of about 800 MW in 2023.

Even prior to the intro of the new platform, Meyer Burger will progressively make as well as make even more widely offered the present glass-glass product, which is currently in high demand on the market today. Black and white glass-backsheet modules will certainly continue to be offered till the shift to the new platform is full in order to serve client needs additionally in the change stage. The new platform can be integrated with future solar cell innovations such as IBC-HJT and also HJT-perovskite tandem, hence safeguarding future development steps on Meyer Burger's development roadmap.

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