28 Jun '12, 9pm

Schott Solar To Halt Crystalline PV Production in Germany: Schott Solar plans to halt its crystalline silicon s...

Schott Solar To Halt Crystalline PV Production in Germany: Schott Solar plans to halt its crystalline silicon s...

Further details about the plan will unfold after the company formally announces the closure. The paper however said that 870 of Schott's 1,100 employees are to be affected by the decision. Schott manufactures photovoltaic cells, modules and wafers and concentrated solar power receivers at facilities in Germany, Spain, Czech Republic and the U.S. This closure closely follows Schott's decision to halt its cell manufacturing facility in Alzenau, Germany last December, when it cited a weak market. It also shut down its multicrystalline wafer production in Jena, Germany in January due to industry overcapacity and falling module pricing. Both closures led to the loss of around 600 jobs. Schott is expected to continue its presence in high-efficiency cells and modules with an increased focus on product development, according to the newspaper. To date more than 18 solar manufacture...

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