Solar panel manufacturer SunPower has announced plans to commence construction of a new solar manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico.
The company which designs and manufactures high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, roof tiles and solar panels based on a silicon all-back-contact solar cell invented at Stanford University, has offices in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain and United States
The Mexico plant will reportedly cater to increasing demand for their solar panels in the North American Market. The plan is part of the solar manufacturers’ business strategy to expand its upstream vertical integration to cater for growing demand in this market, azocleantech.com reported.
According to the report, the company is looking to lease a building with capacity of approximately 320,000 sq ft to set up its manufacturing unit.
The new manufacturing facility will be dedicated to bringing out the highly efficient E18, E19 and the E20 series of solar panels which will be used in the commercial, residential and power plant projects. The Mexico plant will also manufacturer the SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile System.
This story originally appeared on azocleantech.com.
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