Evergreen Solar Celebrates Construction Milestone

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Evergreen Solar celebrated the “roof closing” of the 30 MW solar wafer, cell and module manufacturing plant in Thalheim, Germany. The plant is being constructed by EverQ, a strategic partnership between Marlboro, Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar, Inc. and Thalheim-based Q-Cells AG, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells. The company expects to install its first items of manufacturing equipment by the end of the year and hopes to reach full-scale production by next summer. The cost of the factory is expected to be $75 million but will be offset through German government grants totaling USD$ 34 million. The plant is expected to create between 350 and 400 new jobs in Thalheim, located approximately 80 miles from Berlin.
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