SCHOTT Solar has ceremonially inaugurated its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for products used to generate solar power, one year after breaking ground on the project's first phase. The 200,000 square-foot facility is located in Albuquerque, N.M.
SCHOTT has created 350 jobs at the new facility, which will continue to ramp up production throughout the summer. The plant is the first new solar manufacturing facility to open since the federal government signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, the company notes.
In addition to manufacturing photovoltaics, SCHOTT Solar's Albuquerque flagship facility is the first in the U.S. to produce receivers used in parabolic trough, utility-scale, concentrated solar power plants. Initially, the two production lines will produce enough receivers to meet the demands of up to 400 MW of CSP power plants per year.
SOURCE: SCHOTT Solar