- Heckert Solar has inaugurated its 400 MW solar module fab in Germany’s Thuringia
- Currently, the 1st production line has become operational and entire ramp up is to be achieved in 4-shift operation
- The new fab is more automated than the Chemnitz location and uses production technology from German and Italian companies
German solar PV module maker Heckert Solar has inaugurated its new solar module manufacturing facility in Langenwetzendorf region of the country. This fab in Thuringia will roll out the company’s NeMo 3.0 120 M module series for which it claims an efficiency of up to 19.8%.
Built with €21 million, the facility has a nameplate annual production capacity of 400 MW and the management expects its complete ramp up in 4-shift operation. Currently, the 1st integrated production line which is 200 m long, is operational on 8,000 m² space out of 24,000 m² production space.
Once that happens, along with the existing output at the company’s Chemnitz location, Heckert Solar will achieve 800 MW annual production capacity. The new fab is more automated than the Chemnitz factory, the company shared, with all production technology sourced from German and Italian companies.
While 3D-Micromac has provided microcell laser systems for the new fab, Teamtechnik has supplied a 400 MW stringer system (see Teamtechnik Gets 400 MW SolarWelt Order).
Back in May 2020, Heckert Solar had said its group firm SolarWelt will launch the Thuringia fab to produce monocrystalline half-cell modules with 9 busbars and 166mm wafers with a minimum output of 370W (see SolarWelt To Start 400 MW Module Production).