Total and its affiliate SunPower have commissioned a new photovoltaic solar panel manufacturing and assembly plant in the De Vernejoul industrial park in Porcelette, France.
The 3,300 square-meter plant is equipped with a 44 MW production line and will roll out approximately 150,000 modules annually. SunPower's Maxeon solar cells will be integrated and assembled into SunPower solar panels that will deliver a median efficiency of 20%, according to the companies. These solar panels will service the European residential and commercial rooftop markets.
The new production facility, called SunPower Manufacturing De Vernejoul, will employ approximately 80 workers, with preference given to local residents.