26 May '14, 10am

Masdar PV a-Si thin-film plant in Germany to close

One of the last remaining a-Si thin-film manufacturing plants in production globally and the last in Germany is to close with the loss of 160 jobs at Masdar PV in Ichterhausen. One of the last remaining a-Si thin-film manufacturing plants in production globally and the last in Germany is to close with the loss of 160 jobs at Masdar PV in Ichterhausen. Owned by Mubadala Development Co of the UAE, Masdar PV had been a turnkey client of Applied Materials and had occasionally supplied various sizes of a-Si modules to both ground-mount and BIPV projects over the last five-years since production started in late 2009. "We have the Masdar PV GmbH is continued despite ongoing losses in the hope that the situation would improve in the industry,” said Tushita Ranchan, CEO of Masdar PV GmbH. “Unfortunately, the situation has continued to deteriorate. We regret having to make this diff...

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