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Sunfilm AG building reaches its top

(PresseBox) (Großröhrsdorf, ) Just five months after breaking ground for its new production facility, Sunfilm AG celebrated today its topping out ceremony ("Richtfest").

Keeping pace with its aggressive building schedule for this 25,000 m2 state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, the building will be ready to begin installation of the production equipment by the middle of December. Production is scheduled to start in the second half of 2008. When at full capacity in 2009, the plant will be able to produce over 60 MWp of high efficiency tandem junction silicon thin film photovoltaic modules.

Wolfgang Heinze, Sunfilm’s COO, commented: "The fact that we have been able to keep our ambitious construction schedule can be contributed to the commitment of our Design companies, General Contractors and their subcontractors. Also, thanks to the support from our local and state authorities with our Application and Permitting processes, we have not lost a single day in this project."

The Sunfilm plant will be the first of its kind, in which higher efficiency tandem junction thin film silicon modules will be produced in an ultra-large format of up to 5.7m2. When in full production, the facility will create at least 180 new workplaces for a wide variety of skills levels.

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Die Sunfilm AG ist ein in Großröhrsdorf/ Sachsen (Deutschland) angesiedeltes Unternehmen zur Herstellung von großformatigen Photovoltaik Modulen, basierend auf einer hocheffizienten Dünnschicht Silizium Technologie. www.sunfilmsolar.com .