First Solar Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations and development facilities at its Perrysburg, Ohio, facility, adding approximately 500,000 square feet of manufacturing, R&D and office space. The company will also add at least 134 new jobs to its current workforce of 700.
The expansion will add a fourth production line and reconfigure the company's original pilot line to bring the manufacturing facility to the same four-line configuration as First Solar's five other plants, located in Germany and Malaysia.
The expansion is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2010 and will increase the annual capacity at the Perrysburg facility to approximately 192 MW.
SOURCE: First Solar