By 2010, the cells produced in a year by Photovoltech should equip the roofs of more than 100,000 homes. This investment will create more than 150 jobs.

Photovoltech has also signed a new wafer supply contract under which China’s LDK Solar will supply it with 400MWp of silicon wafers over a period of 10 years.

The new technology, specifically designed for thin silicon wafers that will be used for the two new production lines, has been developed jointly with Interuniversity MicroElectronics Center, an independent research center in the field of microelectronics.