Moser Baer India has announced that its 40 MW thin film line has received the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certification. The certification confirms that the thin film modules to be produced at Moser Baer's Greater Noida plant will meet the Geneva based IEC's requirements for functional and mechanical capabilities for long-term operation and safety specifications. About two weeks back, Moser Baer had announced that its photovoltaic subsidiary was ready for production of thin film photovoltaic modules.
Moser Baer Photovoltaic's SunFab thin film line has also received the final acceptance test (FAT) certification. Photovoltaic's SunFab thin film line was supplied by Applied Materials, Inc, the California-based nanomanufacturing technology solutions provider, in a $1.5 billion deal. The 40MW capacity line is the largest thin film solar line in India.
The Applied SunFab thin film line is a fully integrated PV module production line that delivers leading-edge solar manufacturing capability using advanced engineering, process equipment, automation and other key supporting technologies.
Moser Baer Photovoltaic is also working on an adjacent 65-MW tandem junction thin film line, as well as developing a 500 MW capacity thin film plant in Chennai. The company plans to reach 600 MW of capacity by 2010.