Aleo Solar GmbH is set to establish its own cell production facility in Germany. From 2016 approximately 200MW of polycrystalline and monocrystalline solar cells are planned for manufacture at Aleo’s factory in Prenzlau (Brandenburg, Germany). The cell production operation will be carried out by Aleo Sunrise GmbH, with almost 100 new jobs being created.
The set-up of the cell production facility by Aleo sunrise GmbH has been supported by an SAS investment of around 15 million euros. "We benefit from SAS Group’s longstanding commitment to renewable energy," says William Chen, CEO of aleo sunrise GmbH, who also remains responsible for sales, marketing and purchasing as CSO at Aleo Solar.
"Aleo Solar will benefit from greater flexibility through the cell production in Germany and will be well positioned across the photovoltaic value chain", says Günter Schulze, CEO of Aleo Solar GmbH. "With both cells and modules made in Germany we protect ourselves against anti-dumping duties and cost increases through exchange rate fluctuations. By integrating an additional production step at our headquarters in Germany, our engineers can also better fuse together the cell and module technologies," says Schulze. "As a result aleo can even better ensure the quality and efficiency of our production in Germany."