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SolarWorld AG acquires Bosch solar cell and module production

European solar technology manufacturer SolarWorld AG has acquired the cell and module production of Bosch Solar Energy.

With this purchase, SolarWorld takes over Bosch's cell production plant with a nominal year-end capacity of 700 MW and a module production plant with a nominal year-end capacity of 200 MW. The plant will become part of the wholly-owned SolarWorld subsidiary SolarWorld Industries-Thüringen GmbH.

This makes SolarWorld the first European solar energy group with a production capacity of over one gigawatt, it says. Together with the newly acquired production facilities, SolarWorld will be the largest solar technology manufacturer in the Western world.


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