Developer and supplier of advanced solar energy solutions Midsummer has received an order worth over $7 million for production equipment used for the production of thin film solar cells.
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The production equipment will be installed at a new solar panel factory in China, which will open this year. The equipment will be manufactured at Midsummer's factory in Järfälla, outside of Stockholm, and delivery will be made to customers later in 2019.
“We are pleased to receive this very significant order for production equipment” said Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer AB. “The type of flexible thin film solar cells that Midsummer develops production equipment for, is coming into increasing demand worldwide, not least because of its low weight and flexibility which fits well in urban environments. They are also produced in an environmentally friendly manner with simplicity of installation. As an example of how strong the global trends are: the recent decision in California that all new homes built in the state must have solar power installed from January 1, 2020, that's already in a year. There are over 70.000 houses built in that state alone each year. Other states are expected to follow, as well as other countries.”
Philip Gao, CEO, Sunflare, added that the demand for the company’s products in the US has exceeded expectations, meaning that Sunflare now has to expand its production capacity. Sunflare’s new products, including its modern design-driven solar roof shingle, have attracted a lot of attention in the industry and it is also aiming to deliver innovative solar in applications that have been largely unserved. The market is currently facing strong growth and Sunflare is very well positioned to capture a big portion of it.
Sunflare, with global headquarters in La Verne, California, is the world's leading provider of flexible mass-produced thin film solar cells of the CIGS type, which is especially suitable for weak roofs and new roofs for private homes as well as for factories and offices. Manufacturing takes place in China and the company focuses primarily on the Californian market and in the long term also on the rest of the US and Asia.
Midsummer is a leading developer and supplier of advanced solar energy technology solutions for the production and installation of thin film solar panels and also a leading Swedish growth and export company. The unique DUO system has taken the position as the most widely distributed manufacturing tool for flexible CIGS solar cells in the world.