Meyer Burger Technology AG is growing a brand new module manufacturing facility with an extra 400 MW on the Freiberg, Germany website, utilizing area in its logistics heart within the instant proximity of the present plant. To this finish, the corporate is utilizing solar cell capacities from the manufacturing website 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 will assist optimize the deliberate growth to a complete nominal annual capability of 1.4 GW for 2023.
The firm is proactively addressing the tense state of affairs, exacerbated by the battle in Ukraine, by pursuing additional growth in Germany. The use of accessible synergies by means of further growth in an current constructing in Freiberg, the present manufacturing capacities in Germany, and the elimination of lengthy transport instances for machines and techniques to the U.S. optimizes the timetable. Furthermore, provide chain dangers are minimized and, extra considerably, human sources could be put to extra environment friendly use. Sales of the high-performance modules within the U.S. solar market are progressing as deliberate and are unaffected by the choice.
As deliberate, Meyer Burger is concurrently pursuing its growth technique within the U.S. with the intention to develop a medium-term solar 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 growth of the module capacities on the Goodyear website requires synchronized development of the solar cell manufacturing past the continuing growth to a capability of 1.4 GW. For this anticipated development in capability past 1.4 GW, Meyer Burger has obtained a long-term lease on an extra constructing on the identical website because the premises already utilized in Solar Valley in Thalheim, and may now start making ready the additional growth of manufacturing.