Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. will open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Goodyear, Ariz. The Suntech Goodyear factory will initially employ more than 70 local residents.
The plant will begin with a production capacity of 30 MW and has the potential to expand to over 120 MW. Suntech says it selected Goodyear based on several factors, including Arizona's progressive renewable energy standards and solar policies for both utility-scale and rooftop installations, the greater Phoenix area's supportive business climate and the availability of local manufacturing-ready facilities.
Manufacturing at Suntech's Goodyear plant will begin in September.
SOURCE: Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd.