Calyxo welcomes EU decision
Calyxo, the largest manufacturer of CdTe thin film solar panels in Europe, welcomes the agreements between EU and China over imports of Chinese Solar panels - Chinese modules offering at a minimum price of 0.56EUR/Wp in the Europe in the near future.
For customers of Chinese companies, which will buy for lower prices, punitive tariffs in a range from 37.2 to 67.9 percent will apply, as EU Trade Commissioner De Gucht had declared.
As one of few companies in Germany, Calyxo was able to survive the years of Chinese dumping in Germany. With a current capacity of 85 MW, Calyxo is the largest CdTe module manufacturer in Europe. Calyxo continues to provide affordable modules made in Germany based an innovative atmospheric production process and also offers suitable mounting systems, complete design and installation of PV-systems.
"Module prices below 0.56 EUR / Wp can be realized without any problem by Calyxo today and marginal higher BOS costs can be compensated by our customers based on a price advantage of the modules and additional yield of thin film modules. As a consequence, our customers not only have lower investment costs, but also a better return on their investment. Our capacity expansion at Thalheim comes online exactly at the right point in time, "says CEO Dr. Florian Holzapfel.
CdTe modules have a better yield – performance than crystalline modules due to excellent temperature coefficients and good performance even under low light conditions.
With the production line expansion at Thalheim, Calyxo is able to produce based on its innovative process now in mass-production, at the lowest costs within the industry.