Turnkey PV Line in Estonia
The next solar factory made by J.v.G. technology is already coming into being – this time in Estonia, the northernmost Baltic state. The plant should generate 15 MW and deliver modules to the Baltic states as well as Russia.
The first very promising discussions are already taking place with EPC companies about constructing power plants. Producing solar modules is also important for Estonia itself, since the country wants to become independent from Russian supplies of electricity.
Our customer in Estonia decided on the EVA process from J.v.G. technology. Alongside thin film systems, this is the most common method for producing PV modules. We delivered an automatic tabber and stringer, as well as a laminator that can also be used to produce high temperature modules (desert modules) when upgraded. In doing this, our customer is investing in a solution with strong potential for development.
Green thinking is part of life in Estonia. Renewable energies and ideas for sustainable consumption are well received here –Estonians are after all surrounded by lush nature, even though the country’s land area only extends to 45,227 square metres. In comparison, Bavaria has an area of 70,548 square metres.
Here’s something interesting: more than two decades after the end of the Soviet Union, there are significant economic differences between the former states. Estonia alone has strong economic data, the smallest of all the Soviet countries that was laughed at before!
This solar project is currently in the ramp-up phase. Hans Thoma, Managing Director of J.v.G., reports: “The factory should be producing with full capacity in the 3rd quarter of 2013 – we are working at full speed for this.”
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