Spire Corp., a Bedford, Mass.-based company that provides turnkey solar factories and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic modules, has selected Electronic Production Partners GmbH (EPP) as its representative in Germany. EPP will also represent Spire exclusively in Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries, with non-exclusive coverage in Eastern Europe and beyond.
‘Europe is the focal point of photovoltaic (PV) demand, and we recognize the need to expand Spire's reach and exposure in this critical marketplace,’ says Roger Little, Spire's chairman and CEO. ‘Located in Munich, Germany, EPP is at the hub of the world's largest PV market and well-positioned to respond quickly to sales and service requests.’
Spire says it will establish a regional test center highlighting its newest simulator, the SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 4600SLP (4600SLP). Introduced earlier this year, the 4600SLP represents the latest technology and is well-suited for both crystalline silicon and thin film applications.
‘A fully functional 4600SLP will be on site in Munich and available for testing by our customers,’ says Mark Willingham, Spire's vice president of corporate marketing.