Soitec Dedicates San Diego Manufacturing Plant


Soitec has dedicated its new North American solar headquarters and manufacturing plant in San Diego. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-Calif., provided remarks at the event.

The factory is expected to supply more than 300 MW in equipment for solar projects to provide electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric. It will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 200 MW of Soitec's fifth-generation Concentrix concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules, with the opportunity for future expansion to double the capacity to 400 MW per year.

Soitec notes that it employs a distributed manufacturing model that locates CPV module factories close to its customers. The distribution model also calls for a large percentage of local content and local job generation.

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