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Futurasun doubles production capacity to 1 GW

Italian solar manufacturer Futurasun has opened its second panel fab at the Taizhou photovoltaic district, near Shanghai, China.

Two new production lines – supplied by an unspecified Chinese company – have doubled the site’s annual production capacity to 1 GW. The new lines will process 166-210mm half-cut cells for 2,120 x 1,050mm modules.

“The half-cut configuration and the increase in number of busbars – the distinctive feature of Futurasun’s latest top-range modules – improve the panel’s efficiency and duration,” said the manufacturer. “Even during the [Covid-19] lockdown we kept going, designing and launching three new modules, bringing renewable energy to new countries, organizing virtual trade fairs in multiple languages. In a race against the clock, and despite the challenges this odd year has thrown at us, we have even doubled our production capacity,” said Futurasun CEO Alessandro Barin.

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One of the modules made at the site is a monocrystalline PERC product with a 60-cell dual-glass structure and power output of 320-330 W which was launched in February.

The company is headquartered in Cittadella, in the Padua province of northern Italy. The company’s Italian staff, said Futurasun, focus on R&D in areas such as interdigitated back-contact (IBC) cells, cylindrical ribbons, glass-glass solutions and modules with independent sections.

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Source: pv magazine