SOLON S.p.A. to build solar production site in Padova


SOLON AG’s recently renamed subsidiary SOLON S.p.A.
has announced the establishment of a new solar module production site
in Carmignano di Brenta, Padova. With an annual capacity of 120MW, the
company claims that the addition of the new site will bring the
company’s total yield to 150MW by the end of the year.


The company is investing €25 million in the new
facility, and construction of the site began in January 2008. While
completion of installation is expected in December 2008, one of three
automated double production lines will be ramped until the end of the
second half of this year.

The new site will be committed to
the production of SOLON P 220 solar modules as well as modules for the
SOLON mover, a turnkey tracking system.

SOLON has also announced
that it expects the new venture will generate an additional 200 jobs at
the Carmignano di Brenta site, bringing the company’s total staff base
to 300 by the end of the year.


By Síle Mc Mahon

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