Thin film CIGS solar cell producer, GS Hong Kong Solar, opened its new 150,000 square foot manufacturing plant. The facility has a production capacity of 40 megawatts (MW) per year. GS Solar reports that it is simultaneously breaking ground on a 750 KW CIGS solar field, and is also commissioning a 35 MW plant in China to open in autumn 2014. The company expanded from its previous 40,000 square foot. factory to its new 100,000 square foot facility and is starting construction of its 34,000 square foot factory in Berlin, Germany.
The company says that the addition of the two new facilities will increase its annual capacity from 5 MW to 70 MW. Naseer Sayed, managing director, commented, “Production from this facility will help satisfy the strong demand for solar product across the world, while providing local residents already a government city, with jobs in a rapidly-growing, high-tech industry. The addition Global Solar plant will help meet the 2015 goal of the government Initiative of achieving solar electricity cost competitiveness with grid electricity, especially through the use of flexible CIGS thin-film technologies in building-integrated applications.”