19 Sep '12, 12am

Isofoton’s 1st US PV Plant to Start Production in November

Isofoton’s 1st US PV Plant to Start Production in November

More encouraging news on the US solar manufacturing front broke last week as Spain’s Isofoton announced it anticipates commencing production at its first US solar module assembly plant in Napolean, Ohio in November. Emerging concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) manufacturer Semprius expects to open its inaugural manufacturing facility in Henderson, North Carolina this month. With the capacity to produce an initial 50 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) panels, and plans to expand that to 300-MW, Isofoton management is looking to US demand for solar energy to fuel industry growth over the next 10 years. Investing some $30 million to build the PV module assembly plant in Ohio, management expects to hire an initial 120 people and focus on hiring returning military veterans, CEO Angel Serrano told Spanish news agency Efe . That would increase to as many as 330 when the plant reach...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/18/isofotons-first-us-pv...

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