Meyer Burger receives US$40.8 million order for MAiA platform

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The Swiss-based technology provider has said delivery and commissioning of the system platform will begin in the third quarter of the year and go into early 2016.

While they could not identify the "leading Asian photovoltaic manufacturer", they said production is scheduled to begin by year end. Total output of the equipment will be approximately 2.5 GW annually.

Worth over CHF 38 million (around US$40.8 million), the contract includes equipment delivery, installation, onsite training and support. It is assumed the customer is based in China. "The MAiA system and the mass production capability of the MB PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology was selected by the customer to expand its production volume of high quality solar cells and support its increased delivery of solar modules in the PV market," said Meyer Burger in a statement released.

As reported in pv magazine’s 50 top technology highlights published at this year’s SNEC, Meyer Burger claims its MAiA 2.1 system platform has achieved mono PERC efficiencies of 21.4%.

In March, the company announced that it was supplying Germany’s SolarWorld with its MAiA platform for MB PERC upgrades for around 400 MW of production equipment.