Meyer Burger secures silicon wafers for its solar cells
Meyer Burger says that it has signed a binding supply agreement for silicon wafers with the Norwegian manufacturer Norwegian Crystals.
“With the delivery of first quantities of wafers from European production, Meyer Burger closes the last gap in the strategic re-establishment of a European supply chain for the production of solar cells and solar modules,” said Daniel Menzel, Chief Operating Officer at Meyer Burger, in a press release. “Nevertheless, Meyer Burger will continue to balance the benefits of global supply chains, but with clear and unambiguous requirements for social, ecological and economic sustainability,” Menzel added.
The parties are currently in ongoing discussions about an expansion of the wafer supplies for the coming years and along Meyer Burger’s planned growth.
Meyer Burger has already focused on re-establishing resilient supply chains since its strategy shift in 2020. As part of its global multi-sourcing strategy, the company sources key components, such as solar glass, foils, cell connectors, chemicals and process gases used for solar cell and solar module production already partly in Europe.