Saint-Gobain Solar invests in new plant, its first in the U.S.
Saint-Gobain officials announced, Sept. 20, that construction work on Saint-Gobain Solar's mirror line for solar thermal power stations has begun. Located in Goodyear, Ariz., the plant will be Saint-Gobain Solar's first manufacturing facility in North America. The facility primarily will supply the domestic market and eventually will produce millions of square feet of solar mirrors for thermal power station technologies, according to a PRNewswire release.
The new solar mirror line is planned to come on-stream in the last quarter of this year and will produce 50 new jobs for the area. This investment complements Saint-Gobain's current solar mirror production base, which includes a parabolic mirrors plant in Portugal and a flat mirrors facility in Germany, the release states.