Odersun AG's First Commercial Plant Opened by Germany's Transport Minister

2007-04-20 08:37 1255

FRANKFURT (Oder), Germany, April 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Just a small step for the copper tape, but a giant leap ahead for the region's solar energy industry. Today, Wolfgang Tiefensee, Germany's Transport Minister and Commissioner for the New Federal States, together with Brandenburg's Minister President Matthias Platzeck and Managing Directors Ramin Lavae Mokhtari and Olaf Tober of Odersun AG, cut through a copper tape symbolizing the main production component at Odersun's first commercial solar factory, "Sun One." In the presence of Chinese and British investors and other guests the first of three solar companies to be based in Frankfurt (Oder) was opened for production at Im Technologiepark 7.

"The Odersun AG plant is a prime example of how the photovoltaic industry is booming in the new states," Tiefensee declared. He continued that East Germany, with almost 30 companies, has become a leading location for this sector and that a highly-modern industrial network is establishing itself in the Frankfurt region. Five local companies supply Odersun AG.

Odersun is creating 60 jobs in the production of copper-tape-based thin film solar cells and modules at "Sun One." The second plant, "Sun Two," will have six times the capacity and will be a model for further production facilities. The resource-saving, clean CISCuT (copper indium disulphide on copper tape) technology has been developed entirely in Frankfurt (Oder) since 1993. "Odersun's enormous growth potential is its ability to tailor-make design, size, flexibility and performance of solar products to the customer's needs" is how Ramin Lavae Mokhtari, Managing Director of Odersun AG, describes the virtues of the process.

Source: Odersun AG
Keywords: Oil/Energy