Swedish producer Midsummer has chosen a location for a future 200 MW manufacturing unit that can produce CIGS skinny movie photo voltaic cells for the European market.

The manufacturing unit, partly financed by a €32.3 million grant from the EU Innovation Fund, will likely be positioned within the municipality of Flen, south-eastern Sweden. Midsummer will take over the world this coming September, when the EU approves the placement and begin of the undertaking.

Eric Jaremalm, Midsummer CEO, says that Flen meets all the corporate’s necessities, together with an appropriate location, dependable electrical energy provide and established native infrastructure favorable to such a manufacturing. “We really feel that now we have obtained and can obtain robust assist from the municipality of Flen for our funding. Flen can also be geographically well-located for transporting enter supplies and completed merchandise throughout Sweden and throughout Europe,” added Jaremalm.

Scheduled to start manufacturing in 2026, the manufacturing unit will make use of about 200 folks as soon as it’s absolutely operational, which is anticipated in 2028.

Midsummer’s product vary focuses on light-weight and environmentally sustainable photo voltaic panels for primarily low-load-bearing business and industrial roofs that can’t stand up to the load of conventional silicon panels.

Last month, the corporate introduced a partnership with France’s Soprasolar that can see thin-film panels built-in into Soprasolar’s roof membranes, to be used by clients in France and different markets.

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