Spire Corp. has received a contract from the solar division of Spanish renewable energy company Fluitecnik SA to provide a photovoltaic module assembly line for Fluitecnik's operations in Portugal.
Spire will provide Fluitecnik with a semi-automated crystalline module manufacturing line capable of producing up to 20 MW of solar modules per year, for sale into the European solar marketplace. Spire will also supply the process technology and training to operate the factory, as well as assistance in qualifying the factory and its modules to meet rigorous International Electrotechnical Commission standards and certification.
The line will integrate Spire's key stringing and tabbing, lamination, and testing machines, along with intermediate tooling stations. It is designed to be easily expandable at a later date.