After a long period of very little manufacturing expansion, a solar company has finally decided to construct a new fabrication facility for solar panels to add to the 1 GW of manufacturing capacity that it has. That company is Solar Frontier.
This expansion is likely due to the fact that their manufacturing facilities have been operating at “full blast”, meaning that production has peaked.
Solar Frontier will construct the 150 MW facility in Tohoku, Japan (which consists of Fukushima). This region, which was badly damaged by the 2011 earthquake could certainly benefit from the economic development a solar factory would provide.
As Hiroto Tamai, the president and representative director of Solar Frontier said:
“By constructing the Tohoku Plant, Solar Frontier will help to revitalize the Tohoku economy through collaboration with local industries and the creation of new jobs.”
For the moment, the new facility will be called the Tohoku plant.
“The Tohoku Plant will also serve as a blueprint for future manufacturing facilities outside of Japan, in line with worldwide demand growth and Solar Frontier’s mid-term plans to build future plants outside of Japan.”, according to Solar Frontier.
Solar Frontier might construct more plants like these in the middle east.
Image Credit: Solar Frontier.
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