The Germany-based company will lay off 38 of the 60 employees working at its Jena technology center at the end of October. The news follows Schotts decision to close production of crystalline silicon photovoltaic products down.
The goal is to find a socially-acceptable solution and to refrain from layoffs, said spokesman, Klaus-Bernhard Hofmann. The remaining employees at the technology center, which opened at the start of the year, will focus on new applications in the future, in particular, on production and processing technologies for raw materials.
In addition to the closure of its crystalline photovoltaic production, Schott Solar has closed its wafer manufacturing facility in Germanys Jena and discontinued solar cell production.
The production of thin film photovoltaic modules should continue in Jena and is unaffected by the decision, added Hofmann.
Translated by Becky Beetz.
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