Q-Cells has selected Silicon Border Science Park, located in Mexicali, Mexico, as the site for its next major expansion. The company will build separate facilities in phases, with construction of the first phase beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008. Facility and plant investments are expected to reach up to $3.5 billion, Q-Cells says.
‘Our goal is to provide a strategic manufacturing alternative to Asia for cost-effective, high-technology operations in North America,’ says Daniel J. Hill, CEO of Silicon Border. ‘We have been working diligently to bring advanced manufacturing back to this region, and with this expansion decision from Q-Cells, this initiative is now becoming a reality.’
‘The location is ideal for the American markets,’ comments Anton Milner, Q-Cells' CEO. ‘With our strategic decision to locate the innovative thin-film technology in Silicon Border/Mexicali, we want to jointly enter into the solar-high-tech era in Mexico.’