Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. has ramped up production at its Goodyear, Ariz., solar module manufacturing facility, engaging a second production shift.
The facility will now run for up to 16 hours per day with 78 employees, up from eight hours and 40 employees when it commenced operations in October 2010. Suntech plans to ramp the facility to 50 MW of annual production capacity by mid-2011 and targets to employ 150 people by the end of the year.
To meet growing demand throughout the Americas, Suntech plans to further expand its Arizona plant to exceed 100 MW of annual production capacity within the next few years.
SOURCE: Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd.