Meyer Burger’s new high tech solar module factory is officially open for business

PVthin member Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has opened its new high tech solar module factory in Freiberg, Germany (Saxony), the most modern and environmentally friendly manufacturing facility of its kind in Europe! The factory will boast an initial production capacity of 0.4 gigawatts (3000 modules per day) and will expand to 1 gigawatt via future expansion projects. The facility also features SmartWire production lines, which significantly increase efficiency and improve solar modules’ longevity and yield strength. The opening comes in parallel to Meyer Burger’s launch of the solar cells production site in Thalheim (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt), also known as “Solar Valley” earlier in May. The opening of both production facilities solidifies Meyer Burger’s graduation from a pure equipment and technology provider to an integrated manufacturer of solar cells and modules.

The opening ceremony took place digitally on May 26 and was attended by Saxony’s Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer, Wolfram Günther, German State Minister for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture, Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of Solar Power Europe, Dr. Stephan Lowis, CEO of enviaM AG, climate researcher Dr. Udo Engelhardt, and Dr. Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger.

Here at PVthin, we’re proud to see our members boost the thin-film PV industry and renewable energies through experienced insight and innovation. We can’t wait to see what’s next on the horizon for Meyer Burger! 

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