Meyer Burger receives significant contract for over CHF 18 million for upgrade equipment and technologies including the MAiA 2.1 system platform, SiNA cell coating systems and innovative DW288 diamond wire cutting equipment and technology.

JA Solar, a leading solar manufacturer in Asia, has awarded Meyer Burger a contract for the delivery of its industrially proven MAiA 2.1 platform with the mass production scalable MB PERC technology, SiNA cell coating systems for the production of high quality solar cells, as well as DW288 water-based diamond wire cutting technology for the production of solar wafers for high performance cells. The contract value is over CHF 18 million with delivery and commissioning of the systems taking place in the second half of 2016.

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced that it has received an important contract from JA Solar for its industry leading diamond wire based silicon wafer cutting technologies and industrially proven upgrade technologies for the manufacture of solar cells. The contract includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of the MAiA 2.1 system platform with the mass production scalable MB PERC technology and SiNA cell coating equipment as well as the DW288 diamond wire cutting technology for the production of its high performance mono-crystalline silicon solar wafers.

JA Solar plans to expand its production volume of high quality solar cells to support its increasing delivery of solar modules in national and international PV markets. With its environmentally friendly water-based DW288 cutting technology and industrialised MAiA and SiNA cell production platforms, Meyer Burger will be able to support JA Solar to significantly increase the efficiency and quality of its existing solar wafer and cell production lines. The total annual output of the newly installed equipment will be approximately 1.5 GW. Delivery and commissioning of the equipment is scheduled in the second half of 2016.


Werner Buchholz

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