Saudi investors plan solar factory in Germany

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7 December 2006, Berlin (dpa) - A German firm controlled by a group of Saudi investors plans to build a factory producing silicon thin film solar modules in Germany, reports said Wednesday. Two locations are under study for the 450-million euros (585 million dollars) plant, which the Swiss concern Oerlikon will construct for the German concern API GmbH, the reports said. One possible venue is Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the northern state of Lower Saxony, the other is in the eastern state of Thuringia. Thin fi

7 December 2006

Berlin (dpa) - A German firm controlled by a group of Saudi investors plans to build a factory producing silicon thin film solar modules in Germany, reports said Wednesday.

Two locations are under study for the 450-million euros (585 million dollars) plant, which the Swiss concern Oerlikon will construct for the German concern API GmbH, the reports said.

One possible venue is Clausthal-Zellerfeld in the northern state of Lower Saxony, the other is in the eastern state of Thuringia.

Thin film silicon solar modules require 200 times less material to produce than conventional solar modules. If the project is realized, it will be the biggest factory of its kind in Europe, employing 650 workers.

DPA

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