As part of the new agreement, the parties will transfer certain reworking assets from Q-Cells. pv magazine was also told that the "dozen or so" Q-Cells staff in Thalheim have been given the opportunity to relocate to the new factory.
Under the scope of the agreement, Q-Cells SE will sell all of its non-prime solar cells to ITS for conversion into photovoltaics (PV) solutions worldwide under the ITS brand name.
"The strategic partnership with ITS is a very promising way to make best use of our non-prime solar cells, commented Timothy P. Ryan, Q-Cells European sales director.
ITS has said the partnership will broaden its supplier portfolio and will build up production capacity to handle non-prime solar cells from cell producers.