Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oerlikon Solar claims US$0.70 cost per watt for ‘Micromorph’ thin film modules (FSLR; TSL; SOLY)

If true, Oerlikon becomes the low cost producer:
From PV-tech:
In a presentation to be made at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Jürg Henz, CEO of Oerlikon Solar is to claim that its ‘Micromorph’ turnkey thin film production lines are on track to produce a further 30% reduction in production costs, in 2010. The company claims that its has already driven down module cost 25%, via improved cell efficiencies and greater line throughput that has meant a 60MW line in 2008, can now produce 100MW in 2009, without additional equipment....MORE
See also:
What is Solyndra’s Cost Per Watt? (SOLY; FSLR; TSL)
"Trina Solar: First Solar Won’t Be Low-Cost Leader for Long (FSLR; TSL)"