Netherlands’ Energyra starts construction on 100 MW module factory

Energyra has started construction on its 100 MW PV module factory in Zaanstad, in the province of North Holland, the Netherlands. Work is expected to be completed this September, with manufacturing activities scheduled to start by the end of the year.

The Dutch solar company has also revealed that the regional government of North Holland has agreed to provide the project with an undisclosed amount of financial support through its North Holland Sustainable Economy Participation Fund (PDENH).

“Energyra has ensured a technology which has partly been developed by the Energy Research Centre Netherlands (ENC) will be put into production in North Holland. This is good news, both for the development of sustainable energy generation, as well as for employment,” said the North Holland’s Economic Affairs representative, Jaap Bond. Between 50 and 60 employees will be employed at the facility, according to the company.

The €21 million factory, the plans of which were announced last August, will produce both mono- and poly-crystalline modules, which are based on technology provided by the aforementioned ENC.

The company’s “Pandora” no-busbar polycrystalline 60-cell solar module has an efficiency of over 18.5% and a power range of 265 W to 285 W, while the “Medusa” 60-cell monocrystalline module has an efficiency of around 20% and a power range of 290 W to 310 W.

Both modules are based on a nanocoated anti-reflective, high transmission glass, patented metal wrap through (MWT) technology and an aluminium/copper backside barrier.