China-based photovoltaic modules producer, Aide Solar, has started the proposed Phase 2 expansion of its mono and poly crystalline photovoltaic module and solar cell production plant in Xuzhou, China.
The expansion will add a 947,225-square-foot production facility to the existing 1-million-square-foot facility. The new manufacturing facility will have 2 GW of module production capacity when it starts manufacturing in the fourth quarter of 2011.
Once Phase 2 construction is over, the existing plant will be altered to produce only solar cells, enabling upcoming expansion of cell manufacturing. Both the new solar module plant and the existing factory are situated on a 600-acre land owned by the PANJIT Group, parent company of Aide Solar.
Director of World Sales and Marketing at Aide Solar, Eddy Fang, commented that the consolidation and expansion of Aide Solar’s manufacturing capacity would have a huge effect on the company’s deliverance of alternative energy products. The company’s huge production capacity would enable the company to react quickly to the robust demands in the US and international solar markets, he added.