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May 25th, 2012
Total and SunPower commission a new solar module manufacturing plant in France
Total and its affiliate SunPower, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, announced the commissioning of a new photovoltaic solar panel manufacturing and assembly plant in the De Vernejoul industrial park in Porcelette, Eastern France.
The 3,300-square-meter plant is equipped with a 44 MWp production line and will roll out approximately 150,000 high efficiency solar panels annually. At this facility, SunPower's Maxeon® solar cells, the most efficient technology available today, will be integrated and assembled into SunPower solar panels that will deliver a median efficiency of 20 percent. These solar panels will service the European residential and commercial rooftop markets.
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