SunPower Corp. is opening its second solar cell fabrication facility, known as Cell Fab 2, in Batangas, south of Manila, in the Philippines.
The new manufacturing facility is approximately 463,000 square-feet and will have a nameplate annual capacity rating of 330 megawatts. The building will house 10 solar cell production lines when fully online.
‘The inauguration of our second solar cell fab is an important step for SunPower,’ said Tom Werner, chief executive officer of the San Jose, Calif.-based company. ‘When fully built out, Fab 2 will quadruple our total manufacturing capacity and create economies of scale that are an important element in our plan to reduce installed solar system costs by 50 per cent by 2012.’