Meyer Burger secures "Made-in-Europe" wafer supply for own solar modules

Meyer Burger solar technology centre. Photo: Meyer Burger

April 22 (Renewables Now) - Solar module manufacturing newcomer Meyer Burger Technology AG (SWX:MBTN) has contracted a number of parties to supply sustainably produced wafers for use in its solar photovoltaic (PV) products.

The company, which is transforming from a supplier of solar machinery to a manufacturer of solar cells and modules, said that its new supply chain partners have assured it that their wafers include polysilicon made by German chemicals group Wacker Chemie AG (ETR:WCH).

"Our goal is to source as many components of our product as possible in Europe," said Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger. He pointed out that the company’s new patent-protected technology allows the use of particularly thin wafers.

Meyer Burger is preparing to launch its new solar modules in the market on April 27, when, as announced earlier, installers in Switzerland will be able to order panels from Solarmarkt and offer them to their customers for delivery beginning in July.

The company will start with an annual production capacity of 400 MW for cells and modules each, but will seek to hit 5 GW by 2026.

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