Evergreen Solar Inc., manufacturer of the proprietary String Ribbon wafer technology, has initiated an 80 MW expansion of its Devens, Mass., facility. The first phase is on schedule to open by the middle of this year, with the ramp-up to 80 MW planned for 2009. The total site capacity will be approximately 160 MW when the expansion is complete.
‘With this expansion, we will have approximately 1,000 employees in Massachusetts in 2009 – triple our employee base today,’ says Richard M. Feldt, Evergreen Solar's chairman, president and CEO.
‘Evergreen Solar is at the leading edge of our clean energy economy in Massachusetts,’ comments Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. ‘The expansion demonstrates what we can accomplish when the commonwealth works with industry leaders to create markets, jobs, and opportunities in clean energy technology.’