Sun Rises on New Plant for Making Solar Panels

Sprovieri, John
July 2009
Assembly;Jul2009, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p19
The article features solar panel manufacturer Ascent Solar Technologies Inc. The company was founded in October 2005 by ITN Energy Systems, a company that is into photovoltaics. Unlike the usual solar panels, the solar cells that Ascent Solar produces are lightweight and flexible. As such, the modules can be used on spacecraft, consumer electronics as well as residential and commercial buildings. In March 2009, the company opened its new facility in Thornton, Colorado to make solar panels that can produce 30 megawatts of power annually.


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