Spire Corporation has said that it has won a competitive bid to supply turnkey equipment for a combined solar module and solar cell facility from Jiangxi Gemei Sci-Tech LTD, based in Jiangxi, a southern province in China. The contract includes a 25MW multi-crystalline solar cell factory and an adjacent 25MW module facility.
“We are delighted to be selected, after a very competitive bidding process, by Jiangxi Gemei Sci-Tech LTD for this groundbreaking project. Spire’s ability to provide a superior integrated solution in both solar module and solar cell manufacturing gives our customers the benefit of immediate vertical integration with a factory that has been designed from the ground up to be rapidly expandable,” said Roger G. Little, Spire’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
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Mr. Zheng Weixing, Chairman of Jiangxi Gemei Sci-Tech LTD, said, “We recognize the need to enter the rapidly growing solar market in China with a high volume, vertically integrated manufacturing solution. Spire’s leadership position and ability to handle a project of this size sets them apart from competitors. It is critical to enter this dynamic market quickly and effectively. We are extremely pleased to select Spire as our long-term partner.”
Spire said that its turnkey factory is designed to be highly flexible, enabling easier scaling as PV manufacturers need to expand operations.