Italian PV equipment provider Ecoprogetti has supplied a 250 MW fully automated PV module production line, which has the capacity to produce both glass-glass and bifacial modules, to US-based solar module maker Almaden.
Almaden, which also operates a glass-glass solar panel manufacturing facility in Dubai, will install the line at a new factory in Al Hoceima, north Morocco.
According to Ecoprogetti, the new factory will employ around 100 people and will start manufacturing activities in late October. The company added that the glass-glass modules produced at the factory will be suitable for the difficult climatic conditions in Northern Africa.
Ecoprogetti further claims that the line’s electric laminator (ECOLAM DS 10) has the shortest and most reliable cycle times, as well as the best temperature uniformity over the complete plates, which enables a rapid lamination process with excellent Gel Content tests results.
“Each heating plate of the laminator can be controlled separately to optimize the lamination of each panel produced, while the ECOLAM’s fast air evacuation system blocks the formation of air bubbles in the panel during the lamination process which makes this laminator one of the most efficient in the market” the Italian company said in a statement released.
At its Moroccan factory, Almaden will manufacture both mono- and poly-crystalline n-type PV modules.