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J.v.G. Thoma GmbH Delivers Photovoltaic Machinery to Brazil

Freystadt, Germany - J.v.G. Thoma GmbH is delivering a turnkey production line to Brazil, the first of its kind.

With a capacity of 30 MW, this is a small semi-automatic Desert production line , but still a flagship in terms of Desert solar module production and electricity generation in the country, now fully functional and ready to start with operation.

The machinery consists of production machines for high-efficiency so called Desert solar modules built specifically for extreme hot climate, such as can be seen in deserts or in tropical areas. Made solely in Germany and built using the latest in Desert and Tropic module production, the systems inlcudes all cutting-edge technology.

Certified solar modules, containers, power plants and manufacturing machinery built using pioneering technology are now fully set up, and ready to perform. But powering on the machinery has been a long time coming. Up until recently, this advanced piece of equipment had been waiting for clearance at a port in Brazil. Now that the formalities have been dealt with, both J.v.G. Thoma and its customer in Brazil can get production under way.

Following the delivery of this initial order, J.v.G. Thoma GmbH will be looking forward to an ongoing collaboration with the Brazilian company. From setup and initial training to setting the scene for a ramp up, J.v.G. Thoma will be there to provide expertise and assistance. Moreover, the company will be jointly responsible, along with the client, for the successful integration of the Desert solar module factory.

In the future, bigger Desert power plants will be set up on Brazilian soil, and together with existing turnkey production systems, they intend to take up a large share of the products and assets this sector will possess locally. J.v.G. Thoma plans to build up a local network of sales agents that can extend a premium offering to neighbouring countries in South America. Eventually, the company hopes to be able to expand its customer base to clients in North America.

Hans Thoma, general manager from the Thoma-group, is eager to acquire a substantial market share in Brazil:

Source: IWR Online, 30 Aug 2016