On hand in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Amonix was joined by state senators and representatives to break ground on a new 214,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Using the US$5.8 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act manufacturing tax credit, Amonix will be using the new site to produce CPV solar power systems for Nevada and neighboring state installations.
“CPV solar is a key part of America’s energy portfolio because of its compelling bottom lines in sunny and dry climates like the desert southwest,” said Brian Robertson, Amonix CEO. “These include the highest efficiency of any solar technology, cost at grid parity and the fact that CPV uses no water in the production of energy.”
Keeping in stride with its drive for renewable energy Amonix is utilizing its 7700 solar power system to help produce some of the electrical power necessary to run the facility. At full capacity, the plant will operate round the clock with a 150MW annual capacity. The first line and first phase of the manufacturing facility is expected to be on line by the end of the first quarter 2011.