US-Incubated Solar Technology Launches at Hanwha Factory in Malaysia

March 2019

Massachusetts-based silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies with its strategic partner Hanhwa Q CELLS Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of South Korean module manufacturer Hanhwa Q CELLS Co. Ltd. recently made a formal announcement of scaling plans for their wafer Manufacturing plant in Cyberjaya, Selangor. The fab facility is expected to ramp up before September this year.

In what is set to be a cornerstone for multi-gigawatt-scale production facility, the world’s first production factory to feature Direct Wafer Manufacturing process is erected next to Hanhwa’s existing cells and module facilities, where 1366 Technologies will utilize to manufacture its Direct Wafers on a gigawatt scale for less than USD 0.20 per piece. The products manufactured from the facility will be supplied directly to Hanhwa’s adjacent cell and module production lines, in keeping with Hanhwa’s effort to enhance products quality and innovate production process to deliver the most value to its customers.  

 (Sources: 1366 Technologies; PV Magazine; Solar Power World)

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