Spire Gets Order for Module and Cell Line in China

Spire Corporation announced that it has won a contract in China for a combined solar module and solar cell facility. This order from Jiangxi Gemei Sci-Tech LTD includes a 25-megawatt (MW) module factory and an adjacent 25-MW solar cell factory designed to produce high efficiency multi-crystalline cells.

The stated goal of the Chinese government is to have 450 MW of photovoltaic power installed by 2010, up from approximately 75 MW cumulatively installed in 2005. Furthering demand for solar power, the Chinese government passed legislation in 2005 mandating the use of renewable energy resources for 10 percent of China’s energy consumption by the year 2020.

“We are delighted to be selected, after a very competitive bidding process, by Jiangxi Gemei Sci-Tech LTD for this groundbreaking project. Spire’s ability to provide a superior integrated solution in both solar module and solar cell manufacturing gives our customers the benefit of immediate vertical integration with a factory that has been designed from the ground up to be rapidly expandable,” said Roger Little, Spire’s CEO.

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