Sencera Plans 35-MW Plant in North Carolina

Sencera International Corporation announced that it plans to invest US $36.8 million in a new manufacturing plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company said that the plan was made possible in part by a US $62,000 One North Carolina Fund grant as well as local incentives from the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Sencera develops and manufactures amorphous and microcrystalline thin-film solar modules using its proprietary Viper plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition platform. Total manufacturing capacity will exceed 38 megawatts by 2011. Sencera’s headquarters and present operations will move to the new facility.

“Sencera, a high tech company performing critical work in the pursuit of alternative energy, is just the kind of prospect we would target,” said Kit Cramer, vice president of economic development for the Charlotte Chamber. “They produce a cutting-edge product using highly skilled labor and are on the forefront of growth in their field. It is to everyone’s advantage that we could keep them in Charlotte.”

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