BP Solar has signed an agreement with Jabil Circuit Inc. to assemble BP Solar modules for the North American market in Jabil's plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. The agreement calls for an initial capacity of 45 MW, with the opportunity for expansion as demand increases. Production will begin in the second quarter of this year.
This agreement builds on a relationship that began with the October 2009 announcement of a 45 MW deal for Jabil to manufacture BP Solar modules in Poland for the European market. Since that time, BP Solar has ordered a second 45 MW module assembly line at the Poland facility to feed continued strong European market growth.
Jabil will assemble various BP Solar-designed and branded modules for the residential, commercial and utility markets at its Mexico plant from solar cells manufactured around the globe by BP Solar and third-party manufacturers.
SOURCE: BP Solar