Meyer Burger Adds Solar Module Production Capacity in Germany

Meyer Burger Know-how AG is creating a brand new module manufacturing facility with an extra 400 MW on the Freiberg, Germany web site, utilizing area in its logistics heart within the instant proximity of the prevailing plant. To this finish, the corporate is utilizing photo voltaic cell capacities from the manufacturing web site in Thalheim (Bitterfeld-Wolfen) which can be initially, on a short-term foundation, being dealt with in Germany as an alternative of the U.S. This can assist optimize the deliberate enlargement to a complete nominal annual capability of 1.4 GW for 2023.

The corporate is proactively addressing the tense scenario, exacerbated by the warfare in Ukraine, by pursuing additional improvement in Germany. Using obtainable synergies by further improvement in an current constructing in Freiberg, the prevailing manufacturing capacities in Germany, and the elimination of lengthy transport occasions for machines and programs to the U.S. optimizes the timetable. Moreover, provide chain dangers are minimized and, extra considerably, human sources will be put to extra environment friendly use. Gross sales of the high-performance modules within the U.S. photo voltaic market are progressing as deliberate and are unaffected by the choice.

As deliberate, Meyer Burger is concurrently pursuing its enlargement technique within the U.S. as a way to develop a medium-term photo voltaic module manufacturing with an annual capability of as much as 1.5 GW in Goodyear, Ariz. The preparatory work within the plant started on schedule within the first quarter of 2022. The deliberate enlargement of the module capacities on the Goodyear web site requires synchronized progress of the photo voltaic cell manufacturing past the continued enlargement to a capability of 1.4 GW. For this anticipated progress in capability past 1.4 GW, Meyer Burger has obtained a long-term lease on an extra constructing on the identical web site because the premises already utilized in Photo voltaic Valley in Thalheim, and may now start making ready the additional improvement of manufacturing.