Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA Inc. has opened a 129,000 square-foot photovoltaic solar module production facility and research and development center in Nantong, China.
The new facility will have an initial production capacity of 100 MW per year and is scheduled to begin initial operations in the third quarter of this year with 120 employees. The location is large enough to accommodate two building expansions that would bring the total manufacturing capacity to 300 MW per year.
Worldwide expects to increase its staff at the facility to 200 associates near the end of this year. The facility also houses an 11,000 square-foot research center for the continued development of the company's Amerisolar solar modules and complete PV solar energy systems.