CENTROSOLAR is to become the exclusive manufacturer in Europe of crystalline solar modules for TSMC Limited, Taiwan. The agreement, which runs for 5 years, envisages a volume of initially 100 MWp per year. More extensive cooperation in the areas of product development and process engineering is also planned. CENTROSOLAR will be creating the capacity required for this agreement in a new production building on a site adjacent to the existing plant in Wismar, Germany.
CENTROSOLAR sees the signing of this agreement as confirmation of its status as one of the most efficient and above all highest-quality manufacturers of solar modules. This also demonstrates that it is possible to keep manufacturing premium modules in Germany on a long-term competitive basis. The first deliveries under the agreement are due in the third quarter of 2011. The solar cells to be used will be supplied by TSMC itself; CENTROSOLAR will be responsible for transforming the cells into 60-cell quality modules.