KAHL AM MAIN, GERMANY: Avancis, the leading manufacturer of CIS solar modules, has commenced the production in its second factory at the company headquarters in Torgau, Saxony. The new production site for ultra-modern CIS solar modules has on overall capacity of 100 megawatt peak (MWp) per year.
With the new factory Avancis expands its annual production capacity from currently 20 MWp to 120 MWp in total. On an area of 25,000 m² the company will manufacture more than 800,000 efficient CIS solar modules annually at full production. Avancis had just recently achieved a new efficiency record of 15.8 % in the laboratories with a 30 x 30 cm² CIS solar module.
The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS) supplied three selenization machines for this CIS production and already successfully realized the technical acceptance in November 2011.
Hartmut Fischer, CEO of Avancis, comments: "Our new factory is currently state-of-the-art in terms of production in the CIS area: developed and built by our own factory planning team and equipped with the most modern machines of established German engineering companies, we will manufacture the next generation of ultra-modern CIS solar modules here”. In the course of the opening on December 16, 2011 SINGULUS was awarded by Avancis as one of the three best suppliers for on-time delivery of the selenization machines as well as the quick commissioning."
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS, adds: “We are pleased to receive the award as a supplier and will certainly also attempt to meet this standard with the delivery of further selenization machines to the FAB 2.”