Massachusetts, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Spire Corporation has entered into a contract with Solartech Renewables LLC (Solartech) to provide a turnkey PV module manufacturing line.The Solartech factory will be located in New York State and will create up to 100 jobs.
“We chose Spire because they are renowned for their technology and unfailing support; our experience with them has been outstanding,” said Todd Roberts, CEO of Solartech. “As an American company, they also have the best ability to understand our needs and support us throughout the launch and ramp up of the factory.”
The line will include Spire’s equipment, process knowledge, training and module certification assistance. Solartech will begin production using Spire’s 60 cell, 220 watt module design.
“Solartech is responding to the need for more U.S. based manufacturing for PV modules,” said Roger Little, chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation. “With the federal and state incentives for PV systems now in place, the U.S. market has become the fastest growing in the world. It is projected to be more than two gigawatts by 2011, with as much as a one gigawatt shortfall of U.S. based manufacturing.”