Advanced Solar Photonics (ASP), a Lake Mary, Fla.-based developer of laser marking, scribing, edge-deletion and edge-isolation systems for the solar industry, has expanded to a 318,000 square-foot facility to build a solar panel thin-film module production plant.
The company will break ground on this new plant, SolarFab, this year and expects to ramp up production to 40 MW by late 2010 – with the ability to continue to increase in capacity later. This opportunity will create about 200 green jobs in Florida.
According to ASP, its thin-film SunPanels will be scalable and are expected to be able to reach grid parity by 2011 due to ASP's patented manufacturing process and technologies that can increase efficiency levels and lower costs.
SOURCE: Advanced Solar Photonics