North Las Vegas was filled with state and local officials who joined Amonix and its manufacturing services partner Flextronics at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Amonix’s new 214,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The manufacturing site, which utilizes electricity generated by an Amonix 7700 system, produces Amonix CPV solar power systems and employs over 300 local Nevada citizens in new management, technical and production jobs.
“This is exactly the kind of project we’ve envisioned to get Nevada to its goal of generating 25% of its power from renewable sources and efficiency improvements by 2025,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “The facility’s construction and operation have created renewable energy jobs. As a stable, clean source of energy, it will support broad economic growth that walks lightly on the environment.”
According to the Nevada Development Authority, Amonix’s US$18 million facility will contribute US$560 million over the next five years to the overall economic impact of Southern Nevada. The project received funding from a US$5.9 million investment tax credit from the Recovery Act, which was presented to Amonix in 2010, and a US$12 million investment in private capital.