Citing a ‘rapidly evolving solar market,’ SOLON Corp. says it is shifting its company strategy to focus on solar plant technology, design and services for commercial businesses and utility customers. As part of the transition, the company will end PV module manufacturing at its Tucson, Ariz., facility by the end of October.
‘This change in operations strategy will enable us to better serve the North American market, and we will be introducing innovative new products before the end of 2011,’ says Dan Alcombright, president and CEO of North America for SOLON.
Alcombright adds that the company remains ‘committed to Tucson’ and will retain jobs in sales, marketing, engineering, research and product development, project management, finance, and other support functions at the facility. The end of manufacturing operations is expected to result in the elimination of approximately 60 jobs out of 130 positions.