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Soitec Solar Inc. and M+W Group join together to build CPV (Concentrator Photovoltaic) module assembly factory in California

Soitec Solar Inc. and M+W Group join together to build CPV (Concentrator Photovoltaic) module assembly factory in California

As a result of the rapidly growing utility scale, solar energy market in the United States, more manufacturers have decided to expand or locate new production capabilities closer to the market growth areas. Soitec has announced that a new manufacturing facility will be constructed and M+W Group will provide EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) services.

Soitec is a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries. M+W Group has recently completed the initial design for the renovation of a 176,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located within the campus of Sony Electronics’ U.S. headquarters in Rancho Bernardo, CA. At its full 200 Megawatt capacity, this project will create more than 1,000 jobs in San Diego. M+W Group will now complete the design and commence construction of the facility with the full build out expected by mid-2012.

This is a major step which builds upon smaller demonstration projects with Soitec in both California and Arizona. It also further illustrates M+W Group’s industry strength in the growing Energy and Environmental Technologies industry, both in the United States and globally. Renowned as the leading global engineering and construction partner for technology-based clients, M+W Group has delivered over 10 Gigawatts of Solar Energy Capacity worldwide.

About M+W Group (www.mwgroup.net): M+W Group is the leading global engineering, construction and project management company in the fields of Advanced Technology Facilities, Life Science & Chemicals, Energy & Environment Technologies and High-Tech Infrastructure. From concept development to turnkey services the company manages projects of all sizes ensuring rapid realization, high quality standards and cost-effective completion. With its competence to link process and automation technologies and complex facilities to integrated solutions M+W Group primarily focuses on leading companies in the fields of electronics, photovoltaics, life science, chemicals, energy, automotive, security and communication, as well as research institutes and universities. M+W Group GmbH is the holding company with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2010 M+W Group generated an order intake of 2.1 billion euros and revenues of nearly 1.8 billion euros with a workforce of approximately 6,000 employees.
M+W Group is owned by the Austrian Stumpf Group that is globally successful in the areas of High-Tech Engineering, Smart & Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Technology Investments.

Press contact U.S.:
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