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Spire Wins Contract For Tianwei Factory Expansion In China

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by Staff Writers
Bedford MA (SPX) Aug 07, 2008
Spire has announced that it has received a contract from ChengDu Tianwei New Energy PV Module Co. Ltd. (Tianwei) to provide multiple systems for stringing and tabbing solar cells and performing the critical end of line test and certification.

Spire will provide Tianwei with multiple Spi-AssemblerTM 6000 systems to fully automate the soldering of individual solar cells into strings ready for busing. The assembler is the heart of the production line and a critical step to automating production.

In addition, multiple Spi-Sun SimulatorTM systems were ordered. Simulation is required to verify the performance of the modules. The Spi-Sun SimulatorTM is chosen by many of the leading certification and testing organizations including Underwriters Laboratories.

"We are extremely pleased to be working closely with Tianwei on this critical step in their expansion. They recognize the need to automate key manufacturing steps to increase their production. Spire has more than eighty assemblers in the field or under contract. Using today's high efficiency cells, this represents nearly a gigawatt of production capacity; our system is a workhorse in the industry," said, Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation.

"The Chinese market is growing rapidly and represents a great future. Spire is very active in China in both the expansion and turnkey factory segments."

Mr. Guo Ai Hua, General Manager of Tianwei New Energy, says, "We are very active in the photovoltaics industry and recognize the importance of automating key aspects of the production of modules. After evaluating the many options, from Chinese to European and American manufacturers, Spire was the clear choice. Their equipment is state-of-the-art and offers the kind of reliability we need to continue our growth and success."

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Lagunitas School District To Host West Marin's Largest PV Facility
Mill Valley CA (SPX) Aug 07, 2008
The Lagunitas School District will unveil a new solar facility this August, showing how sustainable energy in California schools can become a reality. Solar Power Partners developed the solar facility that will be hosted at the Lagunitas School District and that will provide an estimated 65% of the school's annual power needs.

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