SCHOTT Solar announced that it is starting production on a second CSP receiver line in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SCHOTT Solar’s 200,000sq.ft facility is the first new solar manufacturing facility to open since the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provides incentives for the growth of solar manufacturing.
The facility was an investment of over US$100 million from the SCHOTT Solar group, but will be the first manufacturing site in the world to produce both receivers for CSP and photovoltaic modules side by side. With the launch of the second production line, the facility can produce enough receivers to meet the demands of up to 400MW of CSP power plants per year.
“We are proud to announce the completion of the second CSP receiver production line at our Albuquerque manufacturing facility less than two months after we inaugurated the facility,” commented Mark Finocchario, President of SCHOTT Solar. “This marks another important step in SCHOTT Solar’s plans to streamline our manufacturing capability and help meet the growing U.S. market demand for clean, domestic and reliable solar energy.”