The capacity sold to existing and new customers, which have not been identified, totals more than 2.3 gigawatts peak (GWp), said the company. It added that it is currently in the process of negotiating further "major" contracts in the Asian region.
"Our many years of experience, and our lines’ high-performance, proved persuasive arguments for both existing and new customers", stated Hans Autenrieth, centrotherm photovoltaics AG Management Board member. He continued: "We are in promising contractual negotiations about major projects with further customers in Asia."
The company said that between eight and twelve gigawatt peak of new production capacity will be created this year in the solar cell area, according to market estimates.