“We are pleased to receive this very significant order for production equipment,” said Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer AB. “The type of flexible thin-film solar cells that Midsummer develops production equipment for is coming into increasing demand worldwide, not least because of its low weight and flexibility, which fits well in urban environments. They are also produced in an environmentally friendly manner with simplicity of installation. As an example of how strong the global trends are, the recent decision in California that all new homes built in the state must have solar power installed from January 1, 2020, that’s already in a year. There are more than 70,000 houses built in that state alone each year. Other states are expected to follow, as well as other countries.”
“The demand for our products in the US has exceeded our expectations and we rapidly need to expand our production capacity with the help of our established partner Midsummer. Our new products, including our modern design driven solar roof shingle, have attracted a lot of attention in the industry,” said Philip Gao, CEO, Sunflare.
Sunflare, with global headquarters in La Verne, CA, is a leading provider of flexible mass-produced thin-film CIGS solar cells, which is especially suitable for weak roofs and new roofs for private homes as well as for factories and offices. Manufacturing takes place in China and the company focuses primarily on the California market, and in the long term, also on the rest of the US and Asia.
“The future is very bright for solar energy, even without subsidies. We have hired 40 new employees this year and expanded our factory in Järfälla by 1,200 square meters to meet the demand for our products,” Lindström concluded.