California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Silicon Valley Solar (SV Solar) announced that they have opened their Sunnyvale, California headquarters which houses the company’s Sol-X pilot production line and has the capacity to manufacture up to 2 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels annually.
While Sol-X panels are form, fit and function equivalent to traditional PV panels, the company says they use 50% less silicon than traditional solar cells. To support these features, the company has developed proprietary materials and processes that can be rapidly scaled both internally and with contract manufacturers.
“The new facility and pilot line gives the company the infrastructure to move our technology from the prototype stage to a market-ready product. This puts the company on track to bring volume manufacturing capability online in 2009,” said Steven White, SV Solar’s president and CEO.