Abound Solar (formerly AVA Solar), a manufacturer of low-cost, thin-film photovoltaic solar panels, has opened its first full-scale production facility in Longmont, Colo. According to the company, this facility utilizes a proprietary manufacturing process that significantly reduces the production costs of solar panels.
The fully automated facility will create more than 300 new jobs and, when at capacity, produce 200 MW of solar modules annually. Its manufacturing process employs Abound Solar's proprietary continuous in-line semiconductor equipment to convert sheets of glass into solar panels in less than two hours.
SOURCE: Abound Solar