Under the agreements, the companies have said they will jointly run a module pilot production line that will be built up at a Solland facility in the Netherlands. They added that both parties will target serial-production of modules with an efficiency up to 16 percent by next year. According to the partners, the modules feature a ten percent higher module efficiency than conventional modules and will be targeted for the residential market.
By working together Schott has said it will gain access to Sollands Sunweb technology for back contact solar cells and photovoltaics modules. Solland, on the other hand, has said it will profit from Schotts experience in module engineering and production.
"Schott Solar is committed to state-of-the-art innovations. With Solland Solar we found a forward-thinking company to collaborate for the best solar products. By combining the innovative technologies of Solland Solar and Schott Solar, we achieve an improvement in product efficiency and can simultaneously reduce production costs for the future. This is to strengthen Schott Solars brand to the benefit of our customers," commented Dr. Martin Heming, CEO of Schott Solar.