Soitec opens solar manufacturing facility in California

Soitec opened its North American solar manufacturing facility in San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 20.

Soitec acquired the 176,000-square-foot facility less than a year ago and will produce its concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules to support utility-scale projects in California.

The first module was produced in October, and the first 140 MWp phase of the production line is now operational. The factory has been designed to reach 280 MWp in capacity at full production.

M+W U.S. Inc, a subsidiary of the M+W Group, was the general contractor for the facility construction work.

Read more new business projects news

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

 Apple to invest $1.9B to power new data centers with renewable energy

Apple to invest $1.9B to power new data centers with renewable energy

Apple will invest $1.9 billion (€1.7 billion EUR) to build and operate two data centers in Europe, which will be fully powered by renewable energy.

 EU investigates GE, Alstom $17B acquisition

EU investigates GE, Alstom $17B acquisition

The European Commission is conducting an in-depth investigation on whether GE's (NYSE: GE) proposed acquisition of Alstom SA’s Thermal Power, Renewable Power & Grid businesses will cause large gas turbines costs to rise.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter
Latest News

Judge upholds sale of coal-fired power plant stake

A judge affirmed a Kentucky Public Service Commission ruling that approved a utility’s plan t...

Dominion Virginia Power to close coal ash ponds in state

Dominion Virginia Power is closing all its coal ash ponds in the state to comply with new sta...

Hearing examiner rejects utility's plan to raise rates

A state hearing examiner on Friday rejected a plan by New Mexico's largest electric provider ...

Nuclear decommissioning research center at Fukushima now open

A research center built to promote the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Six coal units in PJM deactivated between April 1 and April 16

Five coal-fired units in Ohio of FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) have been deactivated so far in April...

MATS dubbed ‘one of the most draconian environmental regulations ever’

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) have now ta...

NRC OKs rule for packaging, transport of radioactive materials

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved a final rule for the packaging and tran...

Power district converting coal plant unit to use hydrogen

Nebraska Public Power District and a California-based manufacturer said they will collaborate...

Power Engineering Current Issue

02/01/2015
Volume 119, Issue 2
1502PE-cover
Products Showcase
Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Power Industry Wire News

SEA-Vista Announces New Credit Facility

SEA-Vista Announces New Credit Facility

DEKRA Announces Risi Competizione's Ferrari F458 Italia Green Challenge Winner of TUDOR Championship Race in Long Beach, California

DEKRA Announces Risi Competizione's Ferrari F458 Italia Green Challenge Winner of TUDOR...

Western Gas Announces First Quarter 2015 Distribution and Schedules Earnings Conference Call

Western Gas Announces First Quarter 2015 Distribution and Schedules Earnings Conference...

Trans Energy, Inc. to Present at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposium in New York

Trans Energy, Inc. to Present at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposium in New York

"New To The Street" Announces Upcoming Interviews, New Clients, New Networks & a New Set

"New To The Street" Announces Upcoming Interviews, New Clients, New Networks & a New Set

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>