Spire Receives Solar Contract From Federal Prison Industries

Spire Corp. has received a $54.94 million contract from Federal Prison Industries Inc., otherwise known as UNICOR, to supply solar cells for the Spire-installed turnkey photovoltaic module factory located at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Otisville, N.Y.

The module line at FCI Otisville is to be operated by inmates who will be trained to find employment in the rapidly growing U.S. solar industry. Modules manufactured at FCI Otisville will be sold for government installations. Successful performance of the factory may lead to similar factories at other UNICOR locations, Spire says.



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