Carmignano di Brenta, Italy [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] SOLON S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of SOLON AG, is strengthening its position in the Italian photovoltaic (PV) market by building a new production site for solar modules in Carmignano di Brenta, Province of Padova. The new factory will have an annual capacity of 120 megawatts (MW) bringing the total production capacity of the company to 150 MW by the end of 2008.
Over the course of this expansion, 200 jobs will be created at the Carmignano site, raising the total number of employees to 300 by the end of 2008. The construction of the new production site started in January 2008 and is scheduled to be finished for December 2008.
The new site will be dedicated to the production of SOLON P 220 solar modules as well as modules for the SOLON mover, a double-axis tracking system designed for large solar power plants. In the future, the existing site in San Pietro in Gù, which has an annual production capacity of 30 MW will mainly be used for the production of custom-made solar modules, e.g. glass-glass modules for projects of building-integrated PV.