Chinese solar manufacturer QS Solar said it is aiming to sell this cheaper solar module by 2010. Module prices are said to be under pressure since third quarter last year because of oversupply.
QS Solar started production of its amorphous silicon thin-film modules last year. The company currently has 3 production lines with an installed capacity of 95 MegaWatts, and it plans to increase another 4 lines by 2009, which will lead to a total capacity of 235 MW by next year.
“We will bring down the sales price to our goal of $0.75/watt through the continuous expansion of our production capacity and process optimization.”
Leave it to China to get the cheaper materials out in the market first. Unless of course other countries are already developing their own cheaper solar material versions.