Massachusetts, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Spire Corporation announced that it has received a contract from Bogoroditsk Plant of Techno-Chemical Products (BTCP) to provide a solar photovoltaic (PV) module assembly line for the company’s operations in Russia. This will be the company’s first solar module manufacturing facility for both the standard module, and building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) markets.
Spire will provide BTCP with a semi-automated crystalline silicon module manufacturing line capable of producing up to 12 megawatts (MW) of solar modules per year. Spire will supply the process technology and training to operate the factory as well as assistance in qualifying the factory’s modules to international standards and certification.
“We are excited to work with Spire, the industry leader, on this important new venture,” said Alexey Baberdin, Director General of BTCP. “The solar market is expanding rapidly in Russia and Spire offers the quickest, most efficient path to joining the industry. We are confident that Spire’s industry expertise and superior manufacturing equipment position us for success as we integrate solar manufacturing into our existing business.”