NSG Solar Glass Production Begins in Malaysia
NSG Group announced the warm up of a newly converted TCO (transparent conductive oxide) facility in Malaysia.
In this investment, an existing float line at the Johor Bahru factory of Malaysian Sheet Glass SDN BHD, a member of NSG Group, has been converted to begin producing TCO glass starting in December. This investment is to support First Solar's expansion strategy, which has a long-standing strategic partnership with NSG Group. The float line will supply glass to First Solar’s Southeast Asia manufacturing footprint.
In order to meet the growing global demand for solar panels manufactured by First Solar, NSG Group started operation of the second dedicated float line for solar glass in Vietnam in January 2020, and a new plant in Luckey, Ohio, has been operating since November 2020. The glass produced in these plants is exclusively supplied to First Solar.
NSG is also considering expanding further capacity for solar energy glass in the U.S., to ensure it meets solar glass demand by First Solar.