Championing its job creation credentials overseas, German headquartered solar module manufacturer, SolarWorld has highlighted that it’s previously announced module capacity expansion plans in the U.S. will generate approximately 350 news jobs at its facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. Currently sold out, SolarWorld announced plans in October, 2009 to expand capacity to 350MW by 2011. However, a month later the integrated module manufacturer said it would increase production further in the U.S. to as much as 500MW, though no timing details were given.
“We are further expanding our position of leadership as a provider of high-quality solar power technology in the USA. The demand for clean energy generation is increasing,” noted Frank H. Asbeck, Chairman and CEO of SolarWorld AG.
The headcount in Hillsboro will increase from 650 to some 1,000 people.