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Advanced Solar Photonics to Manufacture ThinFilm and Mono-Crystalline Solar Modules
Lake Mary, Fl., April 13, 2009
- Advanced Solar Photonics, (ASP), the cutting-edgedeveloper of laser marking, scribing, edge deletion and edge isolation systems for the solarindustry, has increased the product line for its previously announced frabrication project inLake Mary, Florida to include not only thin film, but also monocrystalline solar modules. “Originally, our production plant would only manufacture thin filmmodules, up to 40MW. However, due to high response for our panels,Advanced Solar Photonics will not only be producing thin film, but alsomonocrystalline panels,” said Maureen McHale, Corporate Marketing andPublic Relations Manager for ASP. “This new silicon line would initially be5MW, ramping up to 50MW in a fairly short span of time. Within the nexttwo years we expect to be producing 500MW of monocrystalline modules.” Having securing a 318,000 square foot facility within the last year, ASP isin the assembly stage of developing the two lines. Clean rooms are inplace, equipment is being installed and a pilot line will be up and running within the next fewweeks. The first monocrystalline panels are slated to come off the line by mid July, 2009. Fullthin film production is scheduled to ramp up by late 2010. “Adding another dimension to the manufacturing plant not only allows us to meet customerdemands, it also increases job creation for the Central Florida area. Up from projectingapproximately 200 green jobs, we now estimate ASP will employ up to 1500 people,” saidMcHale.With the dependence on foreign oil, environmentaldegradation and the vulnerability of powernetworks, ASPSunPanels™,both thin film and thenew mono-crystalline, will help meet governmentand consumers’ growing demand for increasinglyefficient and cost-effective solar power.Advanced Solar Photonics, located in Lake Mary,Florida employs an international team of technologydriven professionals. Reaching out to the