J.v.G. Thoma says it will be supplying two of its robot layups for an unspecified module factory in Turkey. (photo credit: J.v.G. Thoma)
- J.v.G. Thoma is ready to transport two robot layups for its DESERT solar panel production in Turkey
- The layups stations are capable of processing 240 MW per year
J.v.G. Thoma GmbH, a Bavarian solar module production equipment maker, will be shipping two robot layup machines for the DESERT solar panel production in Turkey. These robot layups will used to load glass onto the panels automatically.
The automated equipment brings economic, technical and operational benefits to the production of its DESERT PV Panels, says J.v.G. Thoma. They can create 240 MW of solar panels in total.
J.v.G. Thoma says its DESERT panel technology offer 5% more yield than conventional solar panels. This technology can handle temperatures of up to 125 °C.
The company did not share any other details of this Turkey deal. However, the country has numerous mid-size module manufacturers. It is one of Europe’s few promising solar markets and installed over 800 MW in 2016.
J.v.G. Thoma produces its DESERT solar panel technology through a joint venture (JV) in Poland. Most of these panels are designed to be used in nations that have moderate climate, and face harsh aridity and frequent sandstorms of desert environment.