IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, is entering a strategic partnership with GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd. IBC SOLAR is expanding its portfolio to include high-performance polycrystalline solar modules.
GCL is an international energy company, specialising in clean and sustainable energy production. Founded in 1990, GCL has been active in the photovoltaic sector as a silicon and wafer manufacturer since 2005. By now, the company has a market share of 25 percent with an annual capacity of 70,000 tonnes of silicon and 20 gigawatts of wafers and is therefore the leading manufacturer of primary materials for solar cells. The company can produce more than 6 gigawatts per year in the module sector. The GCL modules intended for the European market are manufactured in Vietnam. The cooperation with IBC SOLAR is a long term partnership. The first GCL modules will arrive in the system house’s warehouses in September.
“IBC SOLAR has always put great importance on quality products. That’s why we are pleased to have found a new partner in the module sector in GCL that meets our high standards,” explains Sebastian Geier, Director Product Management and Development at IBC SOLAR. “We can only guarantee our customers continuous quality and long-lasting products with maximum yields by working with reliable suppliers like GCL,” adds Geier.
Philipp Matter, President Europe and Managing Director of GCL Systems Integration Technology GmbH in Munich adds: “The reliability and quality of our modules is of paramount importance to us. We are proud to supply our products to one of the leading system houses and in doing so to continue to promote the turnaround in energy policy.”
GCL is classified by Bloomberg Energy Finance as a tier-1 manufacturer and belongs to the “Silicon Module Super League” along with six other companies.