Swiss Solar Giant Plans Big 2023 Expansion in Germany

January 2023

Meyer Burger is planning to ramp up its German operations in the coming year. The Swiss solar power module manufacturer aims to increase capacity at its location in Thalheim in the eastern German regional state of Saxony Anhalt from 1 to 1.4 gigawatts.

The company intends to invest some EUR 400 million in the project. “In the medium term, Thalheim is going to be Meyer Burger’s biggest location,” company CEO Gunter Erfurt told dpa news agency, adding that the firm ultimately wanted to reach three gigawatts.

The planned 2023 expansion comes after Meyer Burger bumped up its capacity from 400 megawatts to one gigawatt in 2022. The German Solar Association says the sector has enjoyed double-digit growth for six years. It projects 2022 growth will fall between 25 and 30 percent, thanks partly to a quantum leap in private demand for solar installations.

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