The German PV company will extend the site by around a third, thus taking the current production area from 23,000 square meters to a total of 31,000. While the exact financial figure was not divulged, it did says that the investment volume is in the double-digit million euro range.
As a result of the expansion, centrotherm states it will be able produce over 100 systems a month. It adds that its manufacturing output already tripled in 2010 to a level of 60 systems per month, while new record order levels of 1,049.8 million were secured in fiscal year 2010.
At the Blaubeuren site, the company manufacturers such products as tube furnaces for phosphorous diffusion (POCl3), batch-type systems for anti-reflective coating of solar cells, and firing furnaces.?