April 29 (Renewables Now) – Meyer Burger Expertise AG (SWX:MBTN) will broaden the manufacturing capability of its photo voltaic module manufacturing unit in Freiberg, Germany, to 1.4 GW in 2023 as a substitute of the initially deliberate 1 GW.
The Swiss producer mentioned right this moment it should use area in its logistics centre close to the present plant to develop a brand new 400-MW module manufacturing facility.
For the extra capability in Freiberg, Meyer Burger will use photo voltaic cells from its manufacturing unit in Thalheim, Germany, which have been beforehand supposed for photo voltaic module manufacturing within the US.
Thus, the enlargement efforts will give attention to Germany as a substitute of the US as a response to the tense logistics and provide chain state of affairs attributable to the battle in Ukraine. The give attention to the operations in Germany will allow the corporate to learn from accessible synergies and the elimination of lengthy transport instances for machines to the US in addition to scale back provide chain dangers.
Meyer Burger famous that it’s sticking to the plan to construct a photo voltaic module manufacturing unit with an annual capability of as much as 1.5 GW in Goodyear, Arizona, within the medium time period. Preparations already started, as deliberate, within the first quarter of this yr.
To make sure photo voltaic cell manufacturing capability past 1.4 GW, the producer has already obtained a long-term lease on an extra constructing in Thalheim and can start making ready for the additional growth of manufacturing.
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