Amonix Inc., a designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, has broken ground on its previously announced 214,000 square-foot manufacturing facility at North Pecos Rd. in North Las Vegas, Nev.
The facility will bring 278 green private-sector jobs to southern Nevada and, according to the Nevada Development Authority, will contribute $118 million in payroll and $12 million in taxes to the local economy in its first five years.
Amonix received a $5.8 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act competitive manufacturing tax credit to open the new facility. The company notes that it has begun hiring area residents to fill management, technical and production jobs, and that 135 local construction workers will build the facility over the next few months.
Amonix will use the facility to manufacture CPV solar power systems for installations in Nevada and for export to neighboring states. When at full capacity, the manufacturing plant will have a production capacity of 150 MW annually. The first line in the first phase of the facility will begin manufacturing by the end of the first quarter of 2011.
SOURCE: Amonix Inc.