From pv journal Germany

Switzerland’s Meyer Burger has signed a long-term wafer provide contract with Norwegian wafer producer Norsun. The contract supplies for elevated buying quantity as Norsun expands wafer manufacturing capability, according to Meyer Burger’s progress plans.

Meyer Burger goals to develop its annual PV cell manufacturing capability to three GW by 2024. At first of January, the Swiss photo voltaic producer stated it could make investments €400 million ($430 million) within the enlargement of its cell and module capability in Germany and the US.

Norsun makes its wafers at a plant in Årdal, western Norway, powered by hydroelectric capability. Wafer manufacturing could be very vitality intensive and the usage of hydropower considerably reduces the ecological footprint of PV modules. The Oslo-based firm presently has a manufacturing capability of 1 GW.

“The settlement with Norsun is a crucial step in strengthening the independence of European provide chains,” stated Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger.

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