Sun Power declared its plan of starting a new solar manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico.
This plant will cater to the increasing demand for their solar panels in the North American Market. The company intends to take up a building having a capacity of 320,000 sq ft for lease and set up the manufacturing unit. The new move is aligned to Sun Power’s business strategy for expanding its upstream vertical integration for catering to the local needs for solar panels.
The new manufacturing facility will concentrate on bringing out the highly efficient E18, E19 and the world famous E20 series of solar panels. These solar panels will be used in the commercial, residential and power plant projects. Additionally, they will be manufacturing the SunPower T5 Solar Roof Tile System. The Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali was helpful in identifying the new facility.
Mexicali Mayor, Francisco Perez Tejada, recognised the increase trend in the setting up of high tech companies in their area and was happy that SunPower had chosen Mexicali for setting up the new facility. The COO of Sun Power, Marty Neese, explained that they had chosen Mexicali because it was closer to the North American market and will ensure on-time delivery of the panels. He mentioned that SunPower was constantly expanding by setting up manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Silicon Valley and Europe to meet the increasing demand for their panels.