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Sunfilm AG breaks ground for its 2nd production line in Grossroehrsdorf/ Saxony
Keeping pace with its aggressive building schedule this time a dredger broke the ground for the second production line FAB 2 in order to be as fast and as efficient as possible from the first day on. As announced previously, Applied Materials, USA will be the supplier of the production equipment for the FAB 2 as well.
The new 20.000 m2 manufacturing plant will be completed by Spring of 2009. Pre-Production is scheduled to start in mid 2009 and production will start later that year. When at full capacity in 2010 both plants together will be able to produce 120 MWp of high efficiency tandem junction technology based silicon thin film photovoltaic modules.
"We are very glad and thankful about the support we are getting from the local community and from the authorities of the state of Saxony for this critical expansion of our production facility." says Mr. Heinze, COO of the Sunfilm AG. "In this rapidly growing photovoltaic market it is essential as a company to answer fast to the increasing demands of our customers. With our plant in Grossroehrsdorf we are able to do it."
The two Sunfilm plants will set a benchmark and be the first of its kind, in which higher efficiency thin film silicon modules will be produced in an ultra-large format of up to 5.7m2.
The second production line will create another 200 new workplaces for a wide variety of skills levels including 10 more apprenticeship positions.
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