First Solar Inc. has held the official groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its Perrysburg, Ohio, facility. Upon completion, the expansion will increase the annual capacity at the Perrysburg facility to approximately 192 MW, based on run rates for the second quarter of 2008.
The expansion will add approximately 500,000 square feet of manufacturing, research and development, and office space. The company will also construct a separate facility to support increased development activities associated with its advanced thin-film solar module manufacturing technology.
SOURCE: First Solar